*Guest post from our friends at **Migrant Students United**, inviting current and former international students to contribute your opinion on the next stage of their work:*
"Migrant students & workers! FILL OUT THIS 2 MINUTE SURVEY and help shape collective priorities for change in our work ahead! We won changes to permit and immigration rules, now we’re deciding what to do next. Have your say!"
OrganizeUW is concerned that international doctoral students are facing significant and unexpected reductions to their funding packages in their fourth year due to fine print, unclear offer letters, and apparent departmental funding shortfalls.
A discussion on unionization with a focus on international student issues.
The next blog post in our #WhyNotWaterloo series on the question *What Difference Does a Union Make?* examines quarantine packages for international students coming to the university in January 2021. Did you know that graduate TAs at other Ontario universities are able to quarantine through their university for free, whereas UW is charging over $1000? But **\#WhyNotWaterloo?** Read on to find out more.
Despite the fact that international students make up over 50% of full-time equivalent graduate students in some faculties at UW, they are often ignored when the university makes decisions about policies that directly impact them. This is the third post by our international student sub-committee in their series on how a union can help make international students' experiences at UW better.
Thousands of migrant student workers face deportation if work permits are not made renewable immediately. **Tomorrow, Nov. 24, 2020,** students from Migrant Students United are holding a Day of Action to demand: *renewable work permits, real access to PR, lower tuition & universal services, all work to be valued, family unity, and status for all*. Actions include a petition, rally (Covid-safe), calling the Immigration Minister, and a TweetStorm. Grassroots student organizers of OrganizeUW stand in solidarity with the students of MSU. Please consider taking action to support international and migrant students, who are a vital part of our community at UW and in Canada as a whole.
Despite the fact that international students make up [over 50%](https://uwaterloo.ca/performance-indicators/students/international-students) of full-time equivalent graduate students in some faculties at UW, they are often ignored when the university makes decisions about policy. This is the third post by our international student sub-committee in their series on how a union can help make international students' experiences at UW better.
International students make up nearly half of graduate students yet they are often neglected when the university crafts policy. This is the second post in the series by our international student sub-committee, in which they considers how a union can help ensure international student issues get the attention they deserve.
International students comprise nearly half of graduate students yet they are often neglected when the university crafts policy. In this new series of short posts, our international student sub-committee considers how a union can help bring the issues they experience to the forefront. Click here to read the full article!
Mandarin translation of the steps we have to go through to get a union for academic workers at uWaterloo.