Renewal Agreement for TAUMUN
The first Collective Agreement for TAs at MUN expires at the end of August. TAUMUN is ready to bargain a renewal agreement and will be electing a bargaining team at a membership meeting on Thursday, May 30, at 5 p.m. in the MUNSU Council Chambers (UC-2001).
In order to assist the team in preparing for negotiations, TAUMUN has developed a survey for members to complete. This will help the bargaining team to understand the needs and priorities of our members.
This is important. The new Collective Agreement will establish wages and working conditions for TAs for the next three or so years.The survey should take no more than two minutes to complete. Please fill out and submit the survey as soon as possible, but in any case no later than Friday, May 17, 2013.
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Preventing slips, trips and falls at Memorial
Preventing slips, trips and falls at Memorial
Slips, trips, and falls have been identified as a major source of injury at Memorial University. Everyone who spends time on campus is at risk for slips, trips and falls. This includes students, staff, faculty and visitors. In order to decrease slip, trip and fall-related injuries, Memorial University is taking a proactive approach by developing a slip, trip and fall prevention program.
As part of this program, Memorial is launching the Treadsafe campaign.
The goal of the campaign is to increase the awareness of potential hazards that may cause slip, trip and fall injuries, and to educate people on what they can do to protect themselves from a slip, trip and fall. The campaign will actively engage the campus community, through posters in buildings and on digital screens, social media, articles in Memorial publications and information sessions.
You can help prevent slips, trips and falls by paying attention to your surroundings (don‚Äôt text and walk!), slowing down, avoiding shortcuts and staying in designated walking areas, wearing proper footwear for the weather conditions, wiping off your feet when entering buildings and holding handrails while on stairs.
If you do slip, trip or fall, please report the incident to Memorial University‚Äôs Department of Health and Safety by filling out the form located here at www.mun.ca/health_safety/accidents.
ATTENTION ‚Äď DEADLINE REMINDER - Graduate Health and Dental Plan(s) ‚Äď Opt-Out/Opt-Ins WINTER 2013
The health and dental opt-out/opt-in deadline for the Winter 2013 semester is Monday, January 28th, 2013.
1)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† OPTING OUT
To opt-out of the GSU health and dental plans: the opt-out forms are at the GSU office and online at:
You can fax, mail, email, or bring them to us in GH-2007. To opt-out you will need to provide proof of alternate insurance coverage (MCP is not sufficient).
NEWS STUDENTS - Please note that this is the only OPT OUT process in place for graduate students.
Please note that as long as your student status doesn't change (you remain a full-time student), you will not need to opt-out again during your program (unless you go from part-time to full-time, take a leave of absence, etc.)
For more information please visit our website:
Health and Dental Charges and Refunds
Each semester, all full-time students are initially charged the health and dental fees. The fees are reversed for students who have opted out, generally by 5-6 weeks into a given semester. If you have opted out, you will initially see the charges on your account. You can ignore them (as they should be removed by early February for Winter 2013), or the cashier's office will refund them to you after this date in case you've already paid them.
2)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† OPTING IN
To opt-in to the GSU health and dental plans: Opt-in forms can be downloaded from the address above. International graduate students that have opted out of the ISA Health insurance (Student Guard) will be automatically included into the GSU Health insurance unless they opt out before the deadline (see information above).
Students that are returning to the plan after OPTING OUT, leave of absence, change of status, etc, must submit an opt in form, simply paying for the health and dental fees is NOT enough.
3) Family Health & Dental Application
Eligible students are able to extend their coverage to their partners, including same sex partners, and dependent children.¬† Family members can be added to your coverage annually during the fall semester registration or in your first semester of studies. Please contact our office for further information.
Please note that the family coverage fees are in addition to your regular single student coverage fee.
Extended Hours at GSU
Attention Graduate Students:
You spoke, we listened. The GSU is proud to annouce that the GSU general office, located in Feild Hall, will be extending its hours as of December 1st to 9:00am-3:00pm Monday through Friday. We'd like to thank the School of Graduate Studies for their support and we look forward to seeing you all in the coming year.
Your Graduate Students' Union