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.
I would like to express my appreciation to the bargaining teams of both parties for their efforts in reaching this agreement.
The 7 day ratification voting period concluded at noon today.
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).
The voting results respecting the new Collective AgreementMOA are:
Total number of eligible voters: 4122
1479 total votes cast (35.9% of eligible voters):
The voting results respecting the Gender Pay Equity MOA are:
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).
AASUA Executive, representing the spectrum of our membership, voted unanimously to endorse this new collective agreement and the Gender Pay Equity MOA. I strongly encourage members to join us in ratifying both of these agreements.
The new collective agreement includes numerous improvements to…
General Membership Meeting
April 5, 2019 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm in Council Chambers 2 - 100 University Hall
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.
As well, I am pleased to announce that the parties have also signed a Memorandum of Agreement regarding Gender Pay Equity, subject to a concurrent but separate ratification vote by our members.
In its meeting today, Executive…
President Turpin has provided guidance to Deans, Directors and Chairs, and by extension University employees, to protect the non-partisan status of the U. of A. during the election period, and thus be compliant with the Election Act. I have contacted and encouraged President Turpin to put forth a communication to the University community, that clarifies in practical terms what academics and other employees can or cannot do during the election season. I have asked President Turpin to directly…
Our Negotiations Team has reached a tentative collective agreement with the University’s Board of Governors, pending two remaining items on gender pay equity.
Our Lead Negotiator, Gordon Swaters, presented the tentative agreement to AASUA Council this afternoon.
I now present the tentative agreement to you.
Pending the final agreement, the AASUA will be holding an informational General Meeting for AASUA members on April 5, 2019 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm in Council…
Food for Thought is a team-based, U of A-wide, non-perishable food drive competition hosted by and in support of the Campus Food Bank.
AASUA is proud to support the Annual Food for Thought Drive
Food for Thought is a team-based, U of A-wide, non-perishable food drive competition hosted by and in support of the Campus Food Bank. Any office, unit or group on campus can sign up together to collect donations. The event will end with dropping off your donations between March 20-22 to stuff a Campus Saint-Jean bus! The team that raise the most pounds of food wins, so get your inner competitor ready! Sign up here: https://campusfoodb…
Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education
invites AASUA members to a Town Hall.
He will present his vision for post-secondary
with the majority of the time devoted to Q&A.
Date: October 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: Maple Leaf Room, Lister Hall
Please feel free to bring your lunch.
Greetings AASUA members.
As your President, I look forward to working with the AASUA Executive and Council on your behalf. I encourage you to contact your Council Representatives or me with any issues you feel are important.
If you require representation on any issue regarding terms and conditions of your employment, then I encourage you to contact our AASUA office and one of our Labour Relations Officers will assist you.
I would also like to mention the following three things at this time:
This is my final message to you, the members of AASUA, as your President. This has been an amazing year for the AASUA. So much was accomplished that is important to the future of the AASUA and for that of our members and I am leaving the AASUA presidency with a strong sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Some of the highlights for me were:
Re-establishing relationships with Central Administration and the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA) - The first few months were…