AASUA Newshttps://aasua.ca/home/aasua_newsAASUANotice of AASUA Dues Increase effective July 1, 2020https://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/notice_of_aasua_dues_increase_effective_july_1_2020<div><p>Dear Members</p><p>Council approved at its meeting on June 25, 2020, the following:</p> <ul> <li>All academic staff members shall pay any dues based on a mil rate charged against their individual salary; and</li> <li>AASUA dues shall be calculated at a mil rate of 5.9 times each individual member salary.</li> </ul> <p>Please log in to read <a class=" WikiLinkType1" href="https://aasua.ca/memb_zone/pol_proc/dues~2" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a> the Mil Rate Review and Proposal…</p></div>Brygeda RenkeFri, 26 Jun 2020 14:11:41 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/notice_of_aasua_dues_increase_effective_july_1_2020Job Action Committee - call for expressions of interesthttps://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/job_action_committee_call_for_expressions_of_interest~1<div><div style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"> <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 16px; line-height: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Dear Members</p> <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Negotiations for a renewal collective agreement commenced in January 2020.  However, due to the COVID-19 situation, joint meetings between AASUA and the Board of Governors have been postponed to September.  For information about bargaining, members can log in and read the <a class=" WikiLinkType1" href="https://aasua.ca/bargaining_bulletin" target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(0, 121, 194);">Bargaining Bulletin</span></a>.</p> <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> <p style="padding: 0px; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">This is a call out to AASUA<span style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); background: white;"> …</span></p></div></div>Brygeda RenkeTue, 16 Jun 2020 09:31:16 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/job_action_committee_call_for_expressions_of_interest~1NASA 2020 Support Staff Research Enhancement Awardhttps://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/nasa_2020_support_staff_research_enhancement_award<div><p><span style="font-size: 18px;">Dear Members</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 18px;">Executive is pleased to send the following message to you on behalf of the Non-Academic Staff Association:</span></p> <p style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;margin-left:0cm;line-height:normal;font-size:15px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong><em><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">NASA is pleased to circulate this Call for Nominations on behalf of the University of Alberta.</span></em></strong></span></p> <p style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;margin-left:0cm;line-height:normal;font-size:15px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">The University of Alberta Support Staff Research Enhancement Award is a joint initiative of NASA and the Vice-President (Research and…</span></span></p></div>Brygeda RenkeTue, 16 Jun 2020 08:10:26 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/nasa_2020_support_staff_research_enhancement_awardCall for Nominations for Speakerhttps://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/call_for_nominations_for_speaker~2<div><p>Dear Members</p><p>On behalf of the President, this is a first call inviting nominations for the role of speaker. Members may nominate themselves, another member, or a member of the public. </p><p>In accordance with the bylaws of the Association, by October 1st, the Council shall annually elect by secret ballot a speaker to preside impartially over Council…</p></div>Brygeda RenkeTue, 16 Jun 2020 07:35:53 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/call_for_nominations_for_speaker~2AASUA Standing Committees - Call out for Expressions of Interesthttps://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/aasua_standing_committees_call_out_for_expressions_of_interest~3<div><p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica; color: rgb(33, 33, 33);"> </span></p> <p style='margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;margin:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;margin-top:0cm;background:white;'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121;'>Dear Members</span></p><p><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121;'>The Executive is calling out to members for expressions of interest to serve on AASUA Committees for a one year term ending June 30, 2021 </span><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121;'><strong><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;font-weight:normal;'>on the following AASUA Standing Committees</span></strong>:</span></p> <p style='margin-right:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;margin:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;margin-top:0cm;background:white;'><em><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121;'>            Academic Affairs</span></em></p> <p style='margin-right:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;margin:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;margin-top:0cm;background:white;'><em><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121;'>            Advocacy</span></em></p> <p style='margin-right:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;margin:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;margin-top:0cm;background:white;'><em><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121;'>            Equity &amp; Diversity</span></em></p> <p style='margin-right:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;margin:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;margin-top:0cm;background:white;'><em><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121;'>            Finance</span></em></p> <p style='margin-right:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;margin:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;margin-top:0cm;background:white;'><em><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121;'>            Governance</span></em></p> <p style='margin-right:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;margin:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;margin-top:0cm;background:white;'><em><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121;'>           …</span></em></p></div>Brygeda RenkeTue, 16 Jun 2020 07:24:58 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/aasua_standing_committees_call_out_for_expressions_of_interest~3Results of Ratification Vote for Proposed Bylaw Amendments - Electronic Council Meetingshttps://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/results_of_ratification_vote_for_proposed_bylaw_amendments_electronic_council_meetings<div><p>Dear Members</p><p>The results of the ratification vote for the <a href="https://aasua.ca/ratif/prop_bylaw_amend_2020_elec_council_meet" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" class=" WikiLinkType1">proposed bylaw amendments</a> are as follows:</p> <table class="fr-no-borders" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 50.0000%;">Number of Eligible Voters: 4066</td> <td style="width: 50.0000%;">Votes</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 50.0000%;"><strong>Yes</strong></td> <td style="width: 50.0000%;"><strong>   724</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 50.0000%;">No</td> <td style="width: 50.0000%;">     15</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 50.0000%;">Total Votes Cast</td> <td style="width: 50.0000%;">   739</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br></p><p>The new bylaw amendments have been approved by the membership. </p><p>Thank you to all members who voted. </p><p><br></p></div>Brygeda RenkeWed, 03 Jun 2020 20:40:09 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/results_of_ratification_vote_for_proposed_bylaw_amendments_electronic_council_meetingsAutomobile Premium Relief - AASUA Group Home and Auto Insurance Programhttps://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/automobile_premium_relief_aasua_group_home_and_auto_insurance_program<div><p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;color:black;">Dear Members</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;color:black;"> </span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;color:black;">Member participants in the <strong>AASUA Group Home and Auto Insurance Program </strong>with Marsh’s Private Client Services may be eligible for <strong>automobile premium relief</strong> during these difficult times. The program underwriter, Novex Insurance Company (Intact Insurance in Quebec), has announced several initiatives to help <strong>improve the affordability </strong>of…</span></p></div>Brygeda RenkeTue, 26 May 2020 14:28:04 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/automobile_premium_relief_aasua_group_home_and_auto_insurance_programNotice of Proposed Bylaw Amendments - Electronic Council Meetingshttps://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/notice_of_proposed_bylaw_amendments_electronic_council_meetings<div><p>Dear Members</p><p>AASUA members are entitled to 30 days notice of proposed bylaw amendments.  Please <strong>login </strong>to view the <a href="https://aasua.ca/ratif/prop_bylaw_amend_2020_elec_council_meet" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" class=" WikiLinkType1">Proposed Bylaw Amendments and rationale</a>.</p><p>The ratification voting period shall <strong>open at 9:00 am on June 1, and close at 4 pm on June 3, 2020</strong>.  </p><p>Members will receive an electronic ballot and voting instructions on June 1, 2020.</p><p>If you require…</p></div>Brygeda RenkeThu, 30 Apr 2020 08:23:04 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/notice_of_proposed_bylaw_amendments_electronic_council_meetingsAASUA Operations and Remote Meetings with Labour Relations Officershttps://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/aasua_operations_and_remote_meetings_with_labour_relations_officers<div><p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:white;'><span style="font-size:15px;color:#201F1E;">Dear Members,</span></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:white;'><span style="font-size:15px;color:#201F1E;"> </span></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:white;'><span style="font-size:15px;color:#201F1E;">As we are called upon to deliver our work in extraordinary circumstances, I would like to update you on the measures being taken to safeguard employment issues for AASUA members. I have been working alongside the Labour Relations Officers to understand any current or potential impacts on individual employment issues.</span></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:white;'><span style="font-size:15px;color:#201F1E;"> </span></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:white;'><span style="font-size:15px;color:#201F1E;">First, I…</span></p></div>Brygeda RenkeWed, 18 Mar 2020 17:43:19 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/aasua_operations_and_remote_meetings_with_labour_relations_officersAnnouncement from the Electoral Officerhttps://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/announcement_from_the_electoral_officer<div><p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'>Dear Members</p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'> </p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'>We are experiencing some issues with our Igloo platform and are in communications with the company.  The Electoral Officer has directed me to send you this message to ensure that you are receiving his communications and apologize if you have already received earlier messages from him.</p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'> </p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'>Please see the Electoral Officer’s Final…</p></div>Brygeda RenkeWed, 11 Mar 2020 12:39:02 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/aasua_news/announcement_from_the_electoral_officer