Beware the ‘hope economy.’ Flee if you hear ‘do what you love.‘
Of course the title of Miya Tokumitsu’s book is a play on the 1987 self-help tome that empowered the greed-is-good Yuppies: Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow.
And with that, I hope we can declare that the neoliberal propaganda of the 1980s is almost over, if not the consequences of it. (Dare we hope this will prevent people trying to resurrect their fashions too?) Read More
By Shannon Rupp, Yesterday, TheTyee.ca
By: Jessica Botelho-Urbanski For Metro Published
If there’s a single thing both the University of Manitoba and its faculty association can agree upon, it’s that both sides are “incredibly frustrated” with stalled conciliation talks, says University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) president Mark Hudson.
ASPA will be holding a Brown Bag session entitled: Jurisdictional Issues Regarding Supervisory Employees. The session will cover the following:
- How the Saskatchewan Employment Act defines “supervisory employee.“
- How HR determined which ASPA members are “supervisory employees.”
- Processes going forward: the next steps.
- What you can do if you are on the HR list of “ASPA supervisory employees.”
- What ASPA is doing for its members.
While the information being provided is primarily for those individuals who have already been identified as a “supervisory employee”, this session may also be of interest to any ASPA member who believes that he/she is a “supervisory employee”, but was not included on the HR list. As always, the sessions are open to any ASPA member.
The Brown Bag Sessions will be held:
Thursday, November 3rd – 11:30 – 1:00 pm – Health A204
Tuesday, November 8th – Noon to 1:30 pm – Arts 214
ASPA Supervisor Committee: Dawn Giesbrecht, Chloe Corcoran, Brock Egeto, Paola Chiste, Ken Glover
Students are mobilizing across the country for a new vision for post-secondary education in Canada. ASPA made a monetary contribution to the Canadian Federation of Students’ in solidarity of its Day of Action, November 2nd.
More: http://www.cfs-fcee.ca/the_issues and https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/students-call-free-education-receives-090000177.html
A few images from our “Welcome Back” pancake breakfast.
June 30, 2016
How a Flex-Time Program at MIT Improved Productivity, Resilience, and Trust
by Peter Hirst
In today’s increasingly competitive hiring market, organizations need to think differently about how to attract new employees and retain existing ones. Unfortunately, many of the obvious solutions require a financial investment: increasing salaries, bonuses, medical benefits, or vacation days. And if your “competitive advantage” in hiring simply boils down to throwing money at the problem, your hires are quite possibly going to jump ship when a higher offer or benefits package is put in front of them. Read More
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Did you know that vacation time is accrued based on your years of continuous service with the University of Saskatchewan, no matter your union or non – union affiliation? As long as you are considered an employee of the University your years of service are counted. Read More