The MSA office is now open with rotating staff coverage. We accept only one additional person in the office at a time, therefore we recommend booking an appointment in advance. Masks are required for anyone entering the office. Staff not in the office continue to work remotely. We’re available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can contact us at 780.497.5697
On behalf of the MSA Board and staff, I would like to offer a warm welcome to Dr. Annette Trimbee, MacEwan University’s newest president and vice-chancellor. Dr. Trimbee has a wealth of experience in post-secondary and government, and we believe this is an opportunity, not only for stability during this tumultuous time, but for growth and rebuilding. We very much look forward to working with Dr. Trimbee
Where can I get information on MacEwan’s re-entry plan? https://myportal.macewan.ca/staff/covid-19-re-entry.html How have MSA members responded to the potential of returning to work on campus? So far, it has been varied with a range from very concerned to not concerned at all. What percentage of employees are expected to return to campus? How is that decided?
The MSA Member Engagement committee is seeking new members! With so many of us working from home, it’s essential we find new ways to connect. The Member Engagement committee is looking to plan short virtual events (or in-person when it’s safe) throughout the year to allow us all to feel more connected. But we really need your ideas and passion. The committee meets
MacEwan University has requested that negotiations be postponed until September; MSA has agreed. The MSA Negotiations committee will continue to meet during the summer. Proposals will be exchanged with the University mid-September. The current collective agreement remains in full force and effect until a new agreement is ratified by MSA members (see Article 3.0.1 of our agreement).
Bill 32, the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act, was introduced by Alberta’s UCP government earlier this month. The proposed Bill would make changes to Employment Standards and Labour Relations Codes, including opt-in dues payments for political and charitable activities, changes to union certification timelines, changes to strike timelines and changes to picketing activities. For more
We are pleased to announce that member Yunyan Li has been appointed to the MSA Board position of Professional Development Chair and Ramona Korpan has been appointed to the position of Member Representative. Thank you for putting your names forward. We look forward to your contribution! The MSA Board 2020/21 is now complete. Please welcome: President, Donna-Mae Winquist Vice-President, Lee-Ann
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