Bill 32, the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act, was introduced by Alberta’s UCP government earlier this month. The Bill makes changes to Employment Standards and Labour Relations Codes. For more information, visit: https://www.alberta.ca/restoring-balance-in-albertas-workplaces.aspx https://www.afl.org/defend-worker-rights https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-bill-32-workplace-unions-1.5640952
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.
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