MSA Irish Coffee Party

GatheIrish Coffee Party 2015r your co-workers and come celebrate St. Patty’s Day! Tuesday, March 17th from 4:30-7:00pm at Parlour Kitchen and Bar located at 10334 108 St. Tickets $10, snacks provided; happy hour drink prices. Get tickets now at the MSA office 7-102D. Each green item worn earns you an entry into the prize draw.

MSA Director of Labour Relations

We are pleased to introduce Harry Oosterhoff, newly appointed MSHarryOosterhoffA Director of Labour Relations. Harry brings to the MSA a wealth of experience in interest-based bargaining and collaborative labour relations. He has represented numerous bargaining units through the processing and resolution of grievances and the negotiation of collective agreements. He has experience with WCB appeals, disability management, as well as reviewing and developing policy. Continue reading

Retro Pay for Former Employees

With the ratification of the new collective agreement on January 30th 2015, all employees who left MacEwan University after July 1st, 2014 are eligible for a retro active lump-sum payment.The amount the former employee receives will be pro-rated, based on the number of hours worked after July 1st, 2014. Requests for the retro active pay must be made in writing within 90 days of the ratification date. As well, payments will be made within 90 days of the ratification date.

Requests can be sent to Karen Boros, Director of Human Resource Services, at Please ‘cc on all requests. Suggested wording:

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Collective Agreement Approval

We are pleased to announce that the MacEwan University Board of Governors has approved the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017 as ratified by the MacEwan Staff Association on January 23, 2015.

A huge thank you and congratulations to our negotiations committee: Louise Rogers, Stephanie Milner, Susan Jones, Coreen Sheridan and David Pickering. We sincerely appreciate your dedication and hard work.

Please note – details regarding the timing of the lump sum payment will be forthcoming.

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Questions for Labour Relations

Do you have a question about a workplace issue? Sick leave and disability? The collective agreement? Ask any and all questions here!

We will feature one question each newsletter, or via email. All questions are completely anonymous. Giving an email address is optional for those who want a more immediate, individual response.