Public Interest Alberta is calling on the Alberta government to stop cuts to post-secondary education. Get more information and join the action here: https://www.stoppsecuts.ca/. The site has a template letter that can be sent to Minister of Advanced Education Nicolaides, Premier Kenney and your local MLA. “We need to work together like never before to
Dear colleagues, On behalf of MacEwan University’s senior executive team, I would like to congratulate and welcome the new and returning members of the MSA Board. Your appointments demonstrate a commitment to your colleagues, your community, and to this university. I commend your willingness to go above and beyond to ensure a healthy, safe, and
We know what you did last summer – now show us what you are doing this year! The MSA Member Engagement committee wants to know what you are doing over the summer. Know some good hiking trails? Take some photos, tell us where they are. Proud of your garden? Let’s see them! How about those
The horrific ongoing discovery of the remains of children at former residential schools in Canada, as well as the increase in hate crimes in our community is profoundly tragic and deeply disturbing. Many MSA members may be suffering trauma at this time. Please know that there are supports available. We encourage MSA members to reach
Quite a few members are curious if they are required to use their vacation days this year. As stated in the Collective Agreement, Article 34.0.14, vacation credits accrued during each vacation year of service shall normally be taken the following year, within twelve (12) months after the end of the vacation year in which they were earned.
Bill 71, which recently came into effect, directs employers to give employees paid leave to allow them to receive a COVID- 19 vaccination without loss of pay. As such, continuing and term employees may take a leave of up to a maximum of three consecutive hours to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. This leave can be
Keep up-to-date with MacEwan’s Covid-19 updates here: https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/coronavirus/index.htm Get information on returning to campus here: https://myportal.macewan.ca/staff/covid-19-re-entry.html Reporting Form An online reporting tool is in place to assist the university in responding appropriately when a person who has been on campus has experienced COVID-19 like symptoms, has been confirmed as a positive case or is self-isolating
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:
As a follow-up to MSA’s communication in the latest MSA newsletter about jurisdiction, MSA has filed two applications with the Alberta Labour Relations Board. This filing is regarding the ongoing jurisdictional determination of MacEwan University employees. After considerable deliberation with our legal counsel we separated the two matters: one specific to Advising, and the other
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