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.
First, I would direct any AASUA members who are facing difficulties connected to their employment as a result of the COVID-19 situation, and which has not been resolved by their Chair or Supervisor, to be in touch with a Labour Relations Officer.
All AASUA staff are now working remotely, and the best way to ensure your matter is attended to is by contacting us by:
- directly emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- phoning reception and leaving a voice message at 780-492-5321
More information can be found regarding Members Services on the AASUA website.
Second, the Labour Relations officers have been in contact with University Administration to safeguard any deadlines as needed for formal dispute and appeal procedures; and to respond to individual member circumstances that are affected by the COVID-19 situation, such as the ability to travel outside the province to be with family; impacts on research projects and deadlines; as well as safety concerns from being on campus.
If you have any concerns whatsoever that you have been directed to work in unsafe conditions because of the COVID-19 situation, please contact the AASUA.