Become a member

People with different resources contribute to the FAU. As a self-organized union, we of course depend on active members who support labor struggles, pass on knowledge, discuss at meetings and take on mandates. But we are aware that not every life situation allows for this on a permanent basis.

Passive members are also very important for the FAU, because the monthly membership fees make it possible to fight and strike together. And if there is a problem at work or elsewhere, passive members often become active members.

One thing is clear: the more we are, the stronger we are!

Benefits of a membership

  • Democratic participation rights: On an equal basis with others, you can have a say in matters at FAU.
  • Active solidarity: Support in your labour conflict from experienced members.
  • Legal protection: In legal disputes arising from your work and trade union activity.
  • Strike support: For larger struggles, there are larger pots of money at the regional and national levels of the FAU.
  • Regular training courses on workplace organization, labor law, trade union work and political theory.

Requirements for a membership

  • I am a worker. This means all employed, unemployed, directly or indirectly wage-dependent, (pseudo) self-employed, trainees and pensioners.
  • I am not a boss. That is, I do not have the power to hire or fire employees.
  • I do not engage in activities that conflict with the purposes and goals of FAU.
  • I support the principles of the FAU and will behave according to its structures and resolutions.

Membership form

To become a member, you have to fill out a membership form and send it to the FAU Göttingen secretariat. You can either use the web form or the paper version.

Data security

With the web form, your data is transmitted from your browser to the FAU server and from the FAU server to the secretariat via TLS encryption. Only you, the secretariat of FAU Göttingen and the admins of the nationwide FAU-IT can read the data.

You can download the paper version as a PDF file and print it out. Alternatively, you can also get a printout at the meeting. Bring the completed and signed form to a meeting or send it to us by mail:

Allgemeines Syndikat Göttingen
Obere-Masch-Straße 10
37073 Göttingen

Choose the option that offers you the best combination of convenience and data security.