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
Your MSA Negotiations team met virtually with the University’s negotiations team on May 11, 2020. In addition, our team met independently on May 13, June 3 and June 23, 2020 to discuss our perspectives and strategies. As everyone undoubtedly can appreciate, the negotiations process this year has been radically impacted by the current COVID-19 situation.
The MSA June July Newsletter is now available for download here. This month’s newsletter features elections and negotiations updates, returning to campus information, professional development and more.
Earlier this week the University provided notice to 22 MSA members that their positions were being permanently abolished as a result of funding cuts imposed by the provincial government. This loss will be felt by the entire MacEwan community and will once again have negative impacts on everything from workload of remaining staff and faculty, to the student experience. We are deeply
As a labour union, equality and inclusion are core values. We strive to create community and protect the rights of all. As we witness the events unfold south of the border, we acknowledge and denounce the on-going violence and systemic racism towards Black, Indigenous and People of Colour within our own country. We recognize our
What is Furlough? Furlough is defined as a mandatory suspension from work without pay that is of a temporary nature, where the employment relationship between the Employee and Employer continues, certain provisions such as Extended Health Benefits may continue, but the Employee does not perform any work on behalf of the Employer. Furloughed employees are
Staying Updated MacEwan.ca/coronavirus – Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find categorized information Information for MacEwan Employees Working From Home The university has stated that anyone who can reasonably work from home should do so. They have developed guidelines for working remotely. These can be found at MacEwan.ca/coronavirus, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
MSA has been notified that the Alberta Government has not reconsidered its drastic cuts to post-secondary education. We stand united with our colleagues at the University of Alberta and other post-secondary institutions in the province in advocating for an immediate freeze on additional layoffs until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. I strongly encourage all MSA members to immediately contact the following members of
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