|By Gerard Di Trolio
On Thursday August 16, workers at the Tim Horton’s in the small town of Canora, Saskatchewan will vote for the second time on whether to certify Workers United Canada Council to represent them. The previous certification vote was held in June 2017.
The circumstances of the re-vote for certification called by the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board in a 2-1 decision made on July 20 could have a chilling effect on further unionization efforts in the province. Read more!
Written by Peter Krebs, Research Committee
Lunchtime ASPA Brown Bag (ASPA BBs) sessions can be a useful vehicle for ASPA to bring ASPA members together, to become informed about various elements of their employment at the University, and to discuss such matters in a group based interactive format. In ASPA BBs, we explore and interpret details of important elements in our collective agreement. ASPA BBs also provide direct person-to-person Q&A opportunities. Recordings from various past BBs are available for viewing on the ASPA Advocate website, under “Categories – Brown Bag Sessions”. Read More
By Karen E. Mosier – Reprinted with permission. Original printed in CARA Connection Newsletter Vol 5 Issue 6 Nov 2017
Over the years I have had many different jobs. Some positions were more exciting and dynamic than others. But regardless of my job description, I love going home with a feeling of satisfaction for all the things that I have accomplished throughout the day. Part of enjoying your career is getting the most out of every day.
Written by: Karen E. Mosier
Kara Loy has a Master’s degree in Education through the University of Calgary, a Bachelor in Liberal Arts degree in Spanish, and a Bachelor in Arts Honours degree in English, with a Certificate in Teaching English as a Subsequent Language; the latter three designations are through the University of Saskatchewan. She has just started an educational doctoral degree through the University of Calgary. She has worked at the University of Saskatchewan for 5 years.
Kara is the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Research Initiative. Her duties are to collaborate with faculty, students and staff to implement undergraduate research into the first-year curriculum, to create a culture of research that includes undergraduate students, and to celebrate their accomplishments. Read More
The vice-president of CUPE Local 1949, which represents Legal Aid Saskatchewan employees, said layoff notices in the Saskatoon office sent shockwaves through staff.
Six administrative employees, which is the equivalent of four and a half full-time positions, are being cut and three vacant lawyer positions are not being filled, according to union vice-president and Legal Aid lawyer Deb Hopkins. She also said some duty counsel work, which includes bail hearings and sentencings, is being contracted out to private lawyers. READ MORE
by Issac Armstrong, PSAC Regional Representative
The Postdocs of the PSAC 40004 Local have been bargaining with the University for our first collective agreement since October 2017. We are into the hardest part of bargaining – negotiating improvements to salaries and benefits.
Did you know?
University of Saskatchewan Postdoctoral Fellows (Postdocs):
These contributions are essential to the University’s status as a U15 research institute. Read More