MSA Financial Award for Members

February 01, 2023 - by admin - in Uncategorized

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A reminder to submit your applications! MSA will award four (4) financial award scholarships of up to $500 each to signed MSA members who are enrolled in a credit or non-credit course. If you are student and a member of the MSA do take the time to apply for this award. Applications will be accepted until

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Negotiations Update

November 19, 2022 - by admin - in Announcements

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The MSA Negotiations committee is waiting for a response from the University regarding the previous monetary discussions. The University is gathering required input from the Provincial Bargaining Coordination Office. We will continue to update you as negotiations progress.   

Workforce Engagement Virtual Session

February 07, 2023 - by admin - in Announcements

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WE training has been adapted to our current remote/on-campus work situation and consists of two elements: an introductory eLearning and a virtual classroom session. Both elements must be completed to finish this training.    The eLearning is now available. It will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.  The eLearning needs to be completed before attending the

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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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Latin Dancing for Valentine’s Day

January 16, 2023 - by admin - in Upcoming Events

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Ever wanted to try Salsa dancing? Now’s your chance! No partner or experience required. This Valentine’s Day, join dancer, instructor and MSA member Irina Feldesh for a fun, open-level Salsa/Bachata footwork workshop. No partner needed, the instruction will be for singles. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, there will be something for

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Health Spending Account Reminder

December 13, 2022 - by admin - in Announcements

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If you have a Health Spending Account balance that was carried over from 2021: incur a claim expense by December 31, 2022 and submit those claims by March 31st, 2023. If you have health and dental premiums deducted from your biweekly pay, you can submit these premiums to your Health Spending Account (HSA) for reimbursement.

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Vacation Use Inquiries

May 31, 2021 - by admin - in Announcements, Uncategorized

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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.

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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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MSA Labour Board Filing

October 26, 2020 - by admin - in Announcements

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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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Ask your questions here

January 01, 2019 - by admin - in Announcements

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Do you have a question about a workplace issue or the collective agreement? Maybe you have a question about personal leave or disability insurance. Ask any and all questions here! We will try feature one question in each newsletter, or if you provide your email address, we can respond with a more immediate, individual response.

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