President's Messagehttps://aasua.ca/home/pres_messageAASUAInjunction Granted Against Bill 9 by Alberta Judgehttps://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/injunction_granted_against_bill_9_by_alberta_judge<div><p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;">Yesterday, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Eric Macklin ruled a suspension of the Alberta Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act (Bill 9), legislation that postponed wage talks until October 30. The Alberta government will likely appeal the decision. By granting the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) an interim injunction against…</span></p></div>Kevin KaneWed, 31 Jul 2019 08:51:17 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/injunction_granted_against_bill_9_by_alberta_judgeGender Pay Equity IIhttps://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/gender_pay_equity_ii<div><p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;">I have requested that the University Administration provide additional information and further clarification regarding the report we received entitled “ Gender-based Pay Differences Amongst Faculty University of Alberta 2014-2017”, which I posted to AASUA members in an AASUA President’s message, dated June 28th.  I have made this additional…</span></p></div>Kevin KaneTue, 30 Jul 2019 14:43:55 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/gender_pay_equity_iiBill 9 Update: Letter to Alberta Minister of Labourhttps://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/bill_9_update_letter_to_alberta_minister_of_labour<div><p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'>Dear AASUA Members</p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'><br></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'>Further to my prior message to you, I attach the letter sent to the Minister of Labour by CAFA and its member Presidents of University Faculty Associations in the Province of Alberta, regarding <a href="https://www.assembly.ab.ca/ISYS/LADDAR_files/docs/bills/bill/legislature_30/session_1/20190521_bill-009.pdf">Bill 9</a>. </p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'><br></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'>Bill 9 breaches negotiated collective agreements achieved in good faith between employers and unions. Also, Bill 9…</p></div>Kevin KaneThu, 18 Jul 2019 07:11:46 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/bill_9_update_letter_to_alberta_minister_of_labourBill 9 - Important Messagehttps://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/bill_9_important_message<div><p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Cambria",serif;'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'>Many of you may have heard recently of the passing of Bill 9 in the Alberta Legislature. I would like to draw attention to this development and its significance. This Bill, known as the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act (<a href="http://www.assembly.ab.ca/ISYS/LADDAR_files/docs/bills/bill/legislature_30/session_1/20190521_bill-009.pdf">here</a>), temporarily suspends arbitration processes and wage reopeners scheduled for this summer and fall, that should…</span></p></div>Kevin KaneFri, 12 Jul 2019 19:59:29 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/bill_9_important_messageGender Pay Equityhttps://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/gender_pay_equity<div><p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Cambria",serif;'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'>In May, I received a request from several AASUA members (~200) that I ask the employer to release the full methodological details for the pay equity study on which the recent ratified gender pay equity memorandum of agreement was based. The specifics of their request is</span> <a href="https://aasua.ca/ratif/ratif_collectagmt_genderpayequity_april2019/gender_pay_equity_supplemental_information/may_13_2019_letter_from_members_to_k_kane" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" class=" WikiLinkType1"><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'>here</span></a><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'>.  On our members’ behalf, I made this request to the University…</span></p></div>Kevin KaneFri, 28 Jun 2019 12:27:53 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/gender_pay_equityJeremy Richards (1960-2019)https://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/jeremy_richards_1960_2019<div><p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Times New Roman";'><span style="font-size: 18px;">It is with sadness, that I communicate to the AASUA community that Professor Jeremy Richards, a former President of AASUA (2008 - 2009), passed away on June 7, 2019, following a brief battle with cancer. Jeremy was educated at Cambridge University, the University of Toronto, and the Australian National University. He led a highly distinguished…</span></p></div>Kevin KaneThu, 13 Jun 2019 20:07:39 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/jeremy_richards_1960_2019Board of Governors Ratifies New Collective Agreementhttps://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/board_of_governors_ratifies_new_collective_agreement<div><p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'><span style="font-size:15px;color:#212121;background:white;">Dear Members,</span></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'><br></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'><span style="font-size:15px;color:#212121;background:white;">I am pleased to inform you that the Board of Governors has ratified the Memorandum of Agreement reached between the Board and AASUA for a new collective agreement.</span><span style="font-size:15px;color:#212121;"><br> </span></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'><span style="font-size:15px;color:#212121;"><span style="background:white;">I would like to express my appreciation to the bargaining teams of both parties for their efforts in reaching this agreement. </span></span></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'><br></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'><span style="font-size:15px;color:#212121;"><span style="background:white;">Thank you. </span></span></p></div>Kevin KaneThu, 18 Apr 2019 15:08:21 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/board_of_governors_ratifies_new_collective_agreementResults of Ratification Voteshttps://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/results_of_ratification_votes<div><p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:white;'><span style="font-family:Helvetica;color:#212121;">Dear Members,</span></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:white;'><span style="font-family:Helvetica;color:#212121;">The 7 day ratification voting period concluded at noon today. </span></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:white;'><span style="font-family:Helvetica;color:#212121;">I now report the ratification results for the new Collective Agreement Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), and for the Gender Pay Equity Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).</span></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:white;'><span style="font-family:Helvetica;color:#212121;">The voting results respecting the <strong>new Collective Agreement</strong> <strong>MOA</strong> are:</span></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:white;'><span style="font-family:Helvetica;color:#212121;">Total number of eligible voters: 4122<br>1…</span></p></div>Kevin KaneMon, 15 Apr 2019 10:37:53 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/results_of_ratification_votesRatification Vote on a new Collective Agreement and Gender Pay Equityhttps://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/ratification_vote_on_a_new_collective_agreement_and_gender_pay_equity<div><p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'><span style="font-size: 16px;">Tomorrow is the start of a 7 day ratification vote on our first collective agreement negotiated as a union, and a parallel ratification vote on a Gender Pay Equity Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).</span></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'><span style="font-size: 16px;"><br></span></p> <p style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:16px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'><span style="font-size: 16px;">AASUA Executive, representing the spectrum of our membership, voted unanimously to endorse this new collective agreement and the Gender Pay Equity MOA.…</span></p></div>Kevin KaneMon, 08 Apr 2019 14:34:16 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/ratification_vote_on_a_new_collective_agreement_and_gender_pay_equitySigned Memoranda of Agreement for a new Collective Agreement and for Gender Pay Equityhttps://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/signed_memoranda_of_agreement_for_a_new_collective_agreement_and_for_gender_pay_equity<div><p style='margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:16px;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;margin-top:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;background:white;'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121;'>Dear Members,<br><br>I am pleased to announce, on behalf of Executive, that the AASUA’s Negotiations Team and the University’s Board of Governors have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on a new collective agreement, subject to a ratification vote by our members. </span></p> <p style='margin-right:0cm;margin-left:0cm;font-size:16px;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;margin-top:0cm;margin-bottom:18.0pt;background:white;'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#212121;'>As well, I am pleased to announce that the parties have also signed a Memorandum of…</span></p></div>Kevin KaneThu, 04 Apr 2019 17:23:19 -0600https://aasua.ca/home/pres_message/signed_memoranda_of_agreement_for_a_new_collective_agreement_and_for_gender_pay_equity