ASPA Advocate

Pizza Social

Come celebrate ASPA’s 40th year of service and commitment to the administrative and supervisory personnel at the University of Saskatchewan.

Where: U of S Education 1005 (Students Lounge)

When: Thursday March 22nd 11:45am – 1:00pm

Door prizes include Amazon gift cards.  Enter to win by “following ” the ASPA website at .  Please be sure to select your ticket based on your preference for Variety topping, Gluten Free, or Vegan options.  Representatives from The Office of Sustainability and Student Wellness will be on hand to answer members questions.


Tuition Reimbursement Fund (Application Form available online now)

Immediate family of ASPA members can apply for consideration under the Tuition Reimbursement Fund (TRF), if they are registered students at the University of Saskatchewan.  The eligibility criteria states the following: (for more details refer to Article 12.12 in the Collective Agreement). Closing date for applications is April 30th.

12.12.1 Eligibility Criteria

“The TRF is open to students who are immediate family members (spouses, partners, and children) of Association members’.

 In order to be eligible, applicants must have successfully completed one or more University of Saskatchewan courses that qualify for credit toward a degree or diploma program.”

The Student Finance and Awards, Student and Enrolment Services Division (SESD) at the University administers the fund.

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Labour news update for March 10, 2018

By Evan Johnston

Manitoba Safeway workers vote to strike, Ontario university workers on strike, Tim Hortons workers organize!, Human rights complaint filed against Air Canada


First Annual Byers Makahonuk Lecture

Sangster Talk

Union fires back after care home operator deems job action “illegal”

Alex McPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, February 21, 2018

One of Saskatchewan’s largest labour unions is firing back after a Saskatoon group home operator blasted some of its employees for undertaking an “illegal” job action.” READ MORE

Pizza Social

February’s Pizza social, another successful event, so much so that we ran out of pizza.  We sincerely apologize to those who did not get any.  Please assist us in making sure we order enough pizza by registering in advance for future events.

We would like to thank Culinary Services for their generous donation of 2 door prizes ($25 gift certificates).   We also hit a bit of a technical glitch as none of us present at the event had access to see the list of website followers.  ASPA will contact you by email if you are a winner and your prize can be picked up at the ASPA office.

See you in March!

Teachers have a fundamental right to strike

By Roy J. Adams

During the recent college teacher’s strike in Ontario there was a lot of media coverage of the inconvenience suffered by the students and of the possible consequences to their futures. On the other hand there was very little press commentary on the constitutional right of teacher’s to strike. Read more!


The Importance of a Union – an ASPA members reflection

Grapes of Wrath

The bitter cold over the holiday season kept our family housebound and made our traditional Disney viewing experience start to wear thin. Yearning for something more, we settled on the idea of a black and white themed movie night. As a dad, this was a double win… we get away from the predictable Disney staples and give the brood a chance to experience good storytelling and interesting characters, free of CGI. After To Kill a Mockingbird, we opted for The Grapes of Wrath. A critically acclaimed and somewhat controversial film, it brought to light the harrowing experience of migrant and poor workers during the great depression. The film features the multi-generational Joad family; tenant farmers struggling through the drought and economic hardship of Oklahoma in the ‘20’s. The film opens with a young man returning home to find his family evicted. Forced to seek a new life elsewhere, the film follows them on the agonizing journey to California with the promise of jobs and good fortune.

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February Pizza Social

Where:  Agriculture Atrium

When: Thursday Feb 22nd  11:45am – 1:00pm

Please be sure to sign up early and save a spot by registering for a ticket and selecting your food preference for Variety, Gluten Free, or Vegan.



Protect Our Crowns

A table will be set up in the Arts tunnel for the month of February.  For more information got to SaskCrowns.

Poster - Sign Our Petition U of S 8x11 (002)