Member Interest Articles

Practicing Self-Compassion at Work

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Everyone knows the feeling that comes with making a mistake or failing to meet others’ expectations. These feelings can be heightened when we do not meet our own expectations and judge ourselves too harshly. When failures occur, this relentless self monitoring, behavior correction, negative self-talk and self-criticism can be counterproductive. We need to make room for self-compassion if we want to move beyond our mistakes and toward future successes.   

Here are some key ways to practice self-compassion at work:

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Labour in the News

Concordia Faculty and Administration Reach Agreement Ending ‘Landmark’ Strike

Disclaimer – The views in this article are not necessarily the views of, nor express our reality in, ASPA.  The purpose of highlighting this article is to provide members with varying viewpoints and information about Labour and the happenings around campus, provincially, nationally and internationally.

Written by Adam Lachacz CTVNewsEdmonton.ca Digital Producer Updated Jan. 16, 2022 4:26 p.m. CST Published Jan. 15, 2022 8:02 p.m. CST

Students at Concordia University of Edmonton will return to classes Wednesday after faculty members ratified a new collective agreement ending a nearly 12-day strike.

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Lunch and Learn Sessions

Lunch and Learn – Getting to know your ASPA Collective Agreement

Hello ASPA Members,

In case you missed the Lunch and Learn Session on January 11th at noon, the video recording is posted below. If you have any questions regarding this presentation, or our ASPA Collective Agreement, please reach out to to our Member Services Officer, Darcy Hryn-Bird, at darcy@aspasask.ca

Presentation given by Darcy Hryn-Bird, ASPA Member Services Officer
Labour in the News

Faculty at Concordia University of Edmonton Strike, Halting Start of Winter Term

Disclaimer – The views in this article are not necessarily the views of, nor express our reality in, ASPA.  The purpose of highlighting this article is to provide members with varying viewpoints and information about Labour and the happenings around campus, provincially, nationally and internationally.

CBC News · Posted: Jan 04, 2022 9:15 AM MT | Last Updated: January 4

‘Multiple competitive salary offers’ have been made to faculty, university says Faculty at Concordia University of Edmonton walked off the job Tuesday morning after the union and the school’s bargaining committee failed to strike a deal following months of negotiations.

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President's Message

President’s Message

Hello everyone and happy holidays! Now that we find ourselves at the end of another term of mostly working remotely, I am sure many of you may agree that we are all hoping 2022 brings us closer to something a bit normal – even if that is a new normal. With the new vaccine mandates for campus, extension of the provincial masking policy to the end of January, and compliance requirements here on campus, it is looking as this will be another long and weary winter. And, as we have throughout all of this, we are doing this together – so you are not alone! 

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Member Interest Articles

How to Empower Others in the Workplace

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Employees seek autonomy to take action and make decisions within their organization. They want to feel valued and contribute in a meaningful way to the company goals. Empowering employees is a culture. There must be trust and understanding in place ensuring that their actions are in line with their organization’s mission and values. 

Here are some key ways to empower employees:

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Labour in the News

UMFA reaches tentative deal with university

Disclaimer – The views in this article are not necessarily the views of, nor express our reality in, ASPA.  The purpose of highlighting this article is to provide members with varying viewpoints and information about Labour and the happenings around campus, provincially, nationally and internationally.

By Amy-Ellen Prentice  Global News, Posted December 6, 2021 7:12am & Updated December 6, 2021 8:05pm.

Could the month-long strike between the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) and the University of Manitoba finally be coming to an end?

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Uncategorized

Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) will be hosting a candle light vigil in Regina in remembrance and action on violence against women.

Please join us for an outdoor candlelight vigil 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. On December 6, 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.

The Vigil will be held Monday, December 6, 2021 at 5:00pm at the Regina City Hall (2476 Victoria Ave)

If you have any questions regarding the event, please email Deanna at dogle@clcctc.ca or call 306.201.9923.

Labour in the News

U of M faculty strike talks hits stalemate, mediator calls for binding arbitration

Darren Bernhardt · CBC News · Posted: Nov 22, 2021 1:12 PM CT | Last Updated: November 22

Disclaimer – The views in this article are not necessarily the views of, nor express our reality in, ASPA.  The purpose of highlighting this article is to provide members with varying viewpoints and information about Labour and the happenings around campus, provincially, nationally and internationally.

Administration accepts recommendation but union eyes counter-proposal.

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Labour in the News

Amendments introduced for Saskatchewan’s Employment Act

Written by Jeanelle Mandes  Global News Posted November 18, 2021 2:54 pm

Disclaimer – The views in this article are not necessarily the views of, nor express our reality in, ASPA.  The purpose of highlighting this article is to provide members with varying viewpoints and information about Labour and the happenings around campus, provincially, nationally and internationally.

Aiming to improve better and safer workplaces for employers and employees, the Saskatchewan government introduced amendments to The Saskatchewan Employment Act.

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