Does this cartoon summarize how you feel as a foreign teacher in China?
It's been 10 months since 3 of our directors were not able to get their visas renewed and our landlord in Shanghai was pressured not to renew our lease, and our web site hacked, blocked, and then deleted. But we are back and like a cockroach, hard to kill.
We have located to Beijing and obtained permission to operate in exchange for a few concessions that you can read about at our website www.ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org
We are restoring all 57 of our posts deleted by big brother and if we get banned, blocked, or hacked again, we will publish our news and updates here at EslWatch.info Since we are no longer allowed to "publish" our blacklist of disreputable schools who exploit foreign teachers we will cooperate with this site here (eslwatch.info) as well as www.GlobalBlackList.org.
We invite all foreign teachers to join in our struggle for fair play and integrity within the education industry of China.
Our members will enjoy may benefits including all that is listed below...
* Annual Parties
* Visa Assistance
* Free Labor Laws
* Student Day Activity
* Collective Bargaining
* Teacher's Day Dinner
* Free Contract Reviews
* Cross-Cultural Training
* Public Speaking Training
* Professional Conferences
* Teachers Code of Conduct
* Language Exchange Program
* Professional Placement Assistance
* Conflict Resolution & Arbitration Service
* Fraud Prevention Training & Intervention
* Free Lesson Plans & Materials At Discounted Cost
* Monthly Meetings, KTV Parties and Singles Events At this moment we are still unpacking in Beijing and will be back in full operation by December 1st, 2012
In the interim we ask you all to keep reporting the bad apple schools here and with the CFTU. Both new and old foreign teachers in China should read this and avoid agents at all costs.
Also, if you are a native English speaker, or have a university degree, we strongly urge you to refuse and teaching job in China that pays less than 250 yuan per hour and here is why: