Bargaining Report from the ASPA Bargaining Team

Serving on your ASPA bargaining team is an honor and I thank you for the opportunity to represent our union’s members in pursuing a renewed collective bargaining agreement with USask.

Since this round of bargaining to renew our collective agreement began, we have focused on three primary areas.

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ASPA U of S Policy Grievance – Arbitration Award

APSA has recently received the award for the Matter of an Arbitration Pursuant to a Collective Bargaining Agreement respecting a Policy Grievance on the Transferring of Bargaining Unit Work. ASPA respects the decision of Arbitrator, Denysiuk, and is pleased to announce the outcome has been awarded along with damages. Please see the below document.

ASPA will be reviewing the decision alongside the University of Saskatchewan to work out the details. All members that are directly impacted by the award, should contact the ASPA office at for direction of the next step. The President, Vice-Presidents, and Executive Members would like to thank all those who contributed to this successful decision. We are grateful to have such a dedicated membership working collectively to make the workplace better for all.

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Please join us Tuesday, December 6th, at 1861 McIntyre Street, Regina at 5:00pm for a Candle Light Vigil. This is to commemorate the 14 women who were murdered by a gunman chanting “I hate feminists” on December 6, 1989 at the École Polytechnique in Montreal.

 First let us mourn and remember then let us recommit to take action and confront all forms of gender based violence, wherever we see it. Masks are mandatory.

When: Tuesday, December 6th at 5:00 pm

Where: St. Paul’s Cathedral Hall, 1861 McIntyre Street, Regina

This is an outdoor family friendly event so please bring a mask and dress warmly. Any questions or inquiries, please contact Deanna Ogle at or 306-201-9923.

Men’s Mental Health Month

November is Men’s Health Awareness month, but did you know men’s health is more than a physical symptom or a diagnosis. There is such a societal image that real men don’t talk about or share their feelings, that many are too ashamed to reach out for help. 10% of Canadian men who are experiencing significant mental health challenges in their life, will not seek resources.

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National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

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[Cree. Dakota/Lakota/Nakota. Dene. Michif. Saulteaux]

ASPA acknowledges the importance of Sept 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as a day to honour the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

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President’s Message

Happy September and beginning of term!

I’m very excited for everyone’s return to campus! The hallways are once again filled with students, staff and faculty and it’s so nice to see.  Although the mask mandate is no longer in effect, masking is still highly recommended – especially while indoors. 

Welcome week is going to be quickly upon us and with that we are once again having the Joint Unions Pancake Breakfast. This annual event is something I am personally looking forward too!  It’s a wonderful opportunity to get together to see friends and colleagues (some in person for the first time in many months!).  This year it will be held September 8th in the bowl from 7:30 am – 10:30 am.

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The Role Pets Play in Human Health and Mentality – Video Recording

This presentation was be given by Colleen Dell, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., and Research Chair in One Health & Wellness.

Thank you for those who were able to attend, and for those who brought their furry friends on screen from home. We recorded it for those who were interested and unable to attend.

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