Pandemic Letter of Understanding The 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic is an unprecedented, unanticipated and extremely difficult situation in which MacEwan University and MSA have agreed to work together to enable MacEwan to provide necessary services to students remotely, with the best interests of the University’s employees / MSA members in mind. Earlier this morning, MacEwan
The MSA office staff are currently working remotely. Emails continue to be answered efficiently; when calling, please leave a message and your voicemail will be accessed remotely. A union representative is still be available to meet as situations allow. Despite the COVID-19 disruptions, we assure you that you do have union assistance.
If you haven’t already done so, MSA recommends that all members open a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) account. There are federal funding programs being made available to assist people during this time of uncertainty, so it is best to be prepared in advance if you require them. If you file your income taxes online, you should already
If you are not scheduled to work for five (5) days following the end of the week in which you last worked, and are not scheduled to work for the foreseeable future, you should contact payroll (in writing) to confirm that a Record of Employment (ROE) has been processed and submitted electronically to Service Canada to ensure that
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
As those of you who attended yesterday’s budget town hall have heard, there is still much uncertainty about the immediate impact to the University from provincial funding cuts to post-secondary education. Although the decrease to the 2020-21 Campus Alberta Grant for MacEwan appeared to be manageable (-2.24%), the impact of the metrics in the government’s
Now happening virtually. MacEwan University and the MacEwan Staff Association recognize that improving job-search skills is something that is an area of interest and importance to many of our staff. We want to support you in skill development and invite all interested staff to attend the following Job Search 101 Lunch-and-Learn sessions that aim to
To support employees during these challenging times, MacEwan is launching two workshops: Building Resilience and Readiness in Times of Change and Change and Personal Transition: Leading Self and Others. These workshops will begin in March and continue to be offered throughout spring. To get more information and to register visit Today at MacEwan University.
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