FAQ

What is the MacEwan Staff Association (MSA)?
The MacEwan Staff Association is an independently certified union representing approximately 750 non-academic staff at MacEwan University. The union is controlled by the members who elect an executive to represent them. Visit our ‘About Us’ Section for more information.

What does the MSA do?
The MSA acts as the bargaining agent for members, and enters into collective agreements concerning  the terms and conditions of work and employment. As well, the MSA works to protect the terms and conditions of that Collective Agreement. The MSA represents and supports members in the areas of labour relations and disability management. In addition, the MSA promotes and enhances professional development for members, and encourages advancement by supporting fair and just recruitment and selection processes.

Who belongs to the MSA?
All full-time, part-time, casual, permanent, or temporary non-academic staff at MacEwan University.

I pay dues to the MSA. Does that mean I’m a voting member?
No. All employees of MacEwan University covered by the Macewan Staff Association collective agreement are required to pay union dues to MSA. This provides the benefits and rights of the agreement whether or not an individual is a voting member of MSA, and they still receive representation and support from MSA.

However,  the fact that an individual pays dues does not automatically make them a voting member. Membership is an individual’s choice. To become a voting member, please complete an application for membership form and submit it to the MSA office.

What are the benefits of becoming a member?
Active members have a direct say in how we operate and on major issues affecting MSA. It allows you voting privileges on major issues such as ratification of collective agreements, executive elections. In addition to voting privileges it allows you access to the MSA Corporate Discount program. Get more details on the Corporate Discount program here.

Who is involved?
There are twelve executive, including five campus representatives from City Centre (recently amended from two), and one from Alberta College Campus.
Executive bios
Executive role descriptions

How do I get involved?
Download a membership form here to become an MSA member. As well, we are often seeking committee volunteers.  To put your name forward, please contact the MSA office at 5697 or <http://www.privatedaddy.com/?q=RnZhdEVFY29JJgEcYFJmdFdY_19>. If you would like to sit on our Executive, we will be electing the following positions next spring: President, Professional Development Chair, City Centre Campus Representative.

When are the MSA general meetings?
General meetings are held each year in November and May. We encourage all members to attend the meetings.

Where can I get a copy of the current Collective Agreement?
You can download one here.

Where can I get more information?
For more information about MSA, you can drop by our office at any time (7-102D CCC), give us a call at 497-5697, or send us an email at <http://www.privatedaddy.com/?q=RnZhdEVFY29JJgEcYFJmdFdY_19>. Click here for Executive contact information.