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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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Member Highlights

ASPA Member Highlight – Sherry Pederson, Manager, Undergraduate Medical Education, College of Medicine

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Sherry Pederson has a BA in Psychology from the University of Regina, and has worked for the University of Saskatchewan for 25 years. She started in a contract position with Student Career & Employment assisting university graduates to find jobs through subsidized 3, 6 and 12 month placements. She managed the government contract, as well as budget and work placements. She then moved for 2 years into SESD to help with first year orientation, followed by a maternity leave position as an Academic Advisor in Kinesiology. When the maternity leave ended, Kinesiology created a position for her enhancing the first year program for Kinesiology. She moved to take a position in the College of Education managing their undergrad program, remaining in that role for 19 years before transitioning to special projects for the Dean in the College of Medicine in February 2, 2015 and now managing the Undergraduate Medical Education program.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know? – Returning to Work

Written by Darcy Hryn-Bird

The last twenty months have been a difficult and strange time for all of us.  In March of 2020 many of us ended up working from home. Trying to juggle work and family became an even bigger challenge. We heard from members on all sides of the spectrum, some saying that they were putting in even more hours while working from home than they did before and that it was difficult to put work aside. Others said they hoped they never have to come back to campus as they have loved working from home. 

During the fall semester, more members are being asked to return to campus to work.  For some, this was a welcome change and for others, a time of fear and anxiety.  We also anticipate that once the winter semester is upon us, even more people will be coming back to campus to work. 

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Canada: Ontario Proposes A ‘Right To Disconnect’ After Hours & Other Major Changes To Employment Legislation

06 November 2021by P.A. Neena Gupta and Hina Ghaus Gowling WLG

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.

Ontario is on track to become the first jurisdiction in Canada to legislate a “right to disconnect” for employees.

The proposed legislation, Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021 (“Bill 27”) passed First Reading on October 25, 2021.1 Bill 27 is omnibus legislation that seeks to amends several acts, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”).

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Labour in the News

U of M faculty to strike after negotiations reach impasse day before deadline: union

CBC News · Posted: Nov 01, 2021 4:34 PM CT | Last Updated: November 1

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University of Manitoba Faculty Association members voted to authorize strike deadline of Nov. 2

Faculty at Manitoba’s largest university are on the verge of a strike after their union says it has reached an “impasse” in its contract negotiations, one day before a strike deadline. 

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Labour in the News

Strike action authorized by University of Manitoba faculty

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 Darren Bernhardt – CBC – Posted October 19, 2021 7:41am CT

UMFA says low salaries keep university from retaining talent, which impacts students’ quality of education.

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Coach Approach to Leadership Program

Coach Approach to Leadership Program: 25% Registration Discount for ASPA Members

In the Coach Approach to Leadership Program participants will discover coaching as a leadership tool. Receive 30 CCE hours approved by ICF, a certificate of completion and add your Leadership Coach Practitioner credentials to your CV and LinkedIn Profile to showcase your developed skills.

Participants will discover coaching to facilitate thinking, creativity, and problem solving and develop communication styles to engage, empower, and inspire action. This hands-on engaging program is designs for anyone wanting to enhance coaching, communication, feedback and change leadership skills. Participants will learn:

  • From 7 proven models and 7 scenarios to provide context to learnings
  • Relationship-building opportunities that create trust
  • Gain workplace awareness’s
  • Develop a coaching mindset through 5 principles

Dates: November 17 – 19, 2021

Delivery: Virtual

Tuition: $2,495 $1,871.25 + GST with promo code ASPA25

More Information: execed.info/CAL