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ASPA 2021 Summer Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the ASPA Members that participated in this years ASPA 2021 Summer Photo Contest. On behalf of the ASPA Social Committee, congratulations to our winners!

First Place:

Jana Al-Sagheer

“Long summer evenings exploring the beauty of Saskatchewan. I happened upon these two deer during one of Saskatchewan’s stunning sunsets. Could you ask for a more beautiful landscape?”

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ASPA Updates, Uncategorized

Every Child Matters

ASPA members stand together with our other Usask unions and campus community to acknowledge that every child matters and to raise awareness of the inter-generational impacts of IRSs.

These orange “Every Child Matters” t-shirts, were designed by Torrie Ironstar. Torrie is Nakota from Ocean Man, First Nation. He is a deaf artist, born and raised in Regina. All proceeds from the sale of the Every Child Matters T-Shirt will be donated to The Gathering Place run by Regina Treaty Status Indian Services (RTSIS), to support their work offering trauma care and support for residential school survivors and their families.

Member Highlights

ASPA Member Highlight – Lisa Krol, Bridging Class Coordinator, University of Saskatchewan Language Centre (USCL)

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Lisa Krol did her Bachelor of Arts at King’s College, Western University in 1992 and her Bachelor of Education through Queens University in 1993. She went on to do her Masters of Education in Special Education at the University of Saskatchewan in 2004. In 2002, Lisa joined the Language Centre and now works as the Bridging Class Coordinator.     

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Member Interest Articles

Job or Career: Mindset Makes a Difference

Written by Karen E. Mosier

Having a job and pursuing a career are pretty much the same thing except for the difference in mindset. How passionate are you about what you do? Do you take into account the whole spectrum of experiences and life education that comes along with your job?   

Here are some key differences between the mindset of having a job vs a career:

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Labour in the News

Strike ‘inevitable’ for Alberta nurses

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.

Aug 27, 2021 1:51 PM By: Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

“Unless the government and the employer starts taking things seriously, I think it’s absolutely inevitable that there’s going to be a strike,” said United Alberta Nurses Union director of labour relations David Harrigan.

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ASPA Updates, Uncategorized

The Leadership Essentials for Supervisors & Leading Change Programs

20% Registration Discount for ASPA Members on TWO Upcoming Programs this Fall with Promocode: EARLYBIRD20

The Leadership Essentials for Supervisors Program is designed to give a deep dive into holistic leadership skills including communication, coaching, performance management, and leading change. Participants will learn how to:

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Labour in the News

Union workers get higher pay, if they can join

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 Hassan Kanu July 12, 20211:52 PM CST Last Updated 3 days ago

Hassen Kanu: https://www.reuters.com/authors/hassan-kanu/

(Reuters) – A Reuters analysis of two decades of wages for retail workers found that the pay advantage union workers have enjoyed over non-union employees in that sector is increasing.

The weekly pay differential between union and nonunion workers widened from $20 in 2013 to more than $50 in 2019, according to the July 9 report.

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Labour in the News

Sask. union says Crown-owned marketing firm’s rejection of planned billboard campaign amounts to ‘censorship’

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.

Carla Shynkaruk Video journalist

Josh Lynn Digital News Editor

Published Monday, July 12, 2021 2:37PM CST Last Updated Monday, July 12, 2021 6:52PM  

SASKATOON — The president of a union representing Saskatchewan service workers says Directwest’s refusal to run a marketing campaign critical of the Scott Moe government amounts to “censorship.”

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