Negotiations Update

July 10, 2024 - by admin - in Announcements

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Members and Friends, Some of you may have noticed that our current collective agreement expired on June 30, 2024. Not to worry – it remains in place until a new agreement is reached. Our bargaining sessions in June concluded with robust discussions on job security. We have signed off on one proposal, but there is still

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Seeking Volunteers – Member Engagement Committee

July 04, 2024 - by admin - in Uncategorized

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We are seeking volunteers for the MSA Member Engagement committee. This is an advisory committee who develops links with MSA members to support on-going and active Union participation. Committee members assist the Board in its strategic planning around Member Engagement, encourage members to attend AGM and social functions, as well as assist the MSA Executive

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MSA Professional Development Direct Reimbursement Program

February 07, 2024 - by admin - in Announcements, Uncategorized

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MSA is excited to announce our new Professional Development Direct Reimbursement Program. This pilot program allows members to be reimbursed $250 per fiscal year for eligible activities. Activities must be completed and paid for before submitting an application. All signed members are eligible to apply, part-time, casual and term employees must fulfill 500 hours of

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We’ve Moved!

January 08, 2024 - by admin - in Announcements

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The MSA office is now located in 101A – 11041 105 Avenue. This building is located behind MacEwan Residence and Allard Hall. Download your directions here. MSA’s office hours remain Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM. We will also take afterhours meetings by appointment. We welcome you to drop by our new space any time!

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Q. Is there a way I can ease into retirement?

October 18, 2023 - by admin - in Uncategorized

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Why, yes! We would encourage you to take advantage of the University’s Retirement Transition Program. This gives you up to three years to transition into retirement with a reduced workload either prior to or after a specified retirement date. You must apply to your OOS Manager at least six months prior to the planned start

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Q. I’m interested in applying for a Term position. What happens to my Continuing role?

October 10, 2023 - by admin - in Uncategorized

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Employees can apply through open competition for any position within the university. If they are the successful candidate, the change is considered a transfer. (No letter of resignation required.) If you’re a continuing employee and you are selected for a Term position, you shall continue to be treated as a continuing employee. At the conclusion

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Q. Is my conversation with MSA staff confidential?

September 12, 2023 - by admin - in Uncategorized

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Yes. All MSA staff and Board Members are bound by confidentiality requirements as stipulated in the MSA’s Code of Conduct Agreement. Private information obtained by staff during a member appointment is not shared with MSA Board members, other MSA members or the University’s management, administration or human resources unless the action needed to resolve the

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Time Coding for MSA Activities

May 23, 2023 - by admin - in Announcements, Uncategorized

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As per Article 8.0.1 and 8.1.1 of the collective agreement, MSA members will be granted two and a half (2.5) hours of release time from work without impact to employee compensation to attend the MSA semi-annual general membership meeting, subject to the ability to provide continuity of normal University operations and with prior approval of

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Where do I get a copy of my job description?

May 01, 2023 - by admin - in Uncategorized

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As per article 27.0.1, each employee shall receive a copy of their current position description from their Out-of-Scope (OOS) Manager. MSA receives copies of in-scope classification decisions and position description updates. If your OOS Manager does not have a copy, feel free to reach out to MSA as we may have a copy on file.

Managing Your Workload

February 01, 2023 - by admin - in Uncategorized

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If someone else assigns your tasks and sets your priorities, make it easy for them to be reasonable. Show your supervisor everything you’re working on and ask which project they want completed first. Be honest about your abilities. Most managers will rather give you more time or resources upfront than have you fail at the

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Notice from the Alberta Relations Labour Board

October 27, 2020 - by admin - in Announcements, Uncategorized

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Please see the following documents received from the Alberta Labour Relations Board: Notice and Correspondence (Advisors), Notice and Correspondence (General Application). These documents are in response to the applications MSA recently filed with the Alberta Labour Relations Board. These filings are regarding the ongoing jurisdictional determination of MacEwan University employees. For more information please visit:

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