Labour in the News

SGEU members reject offer from provincial government

Published on April 25, 2018 by D.C. Fraser, Regina Leader – Post

Members of Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) bargaining unit have rejected a Memorandum of Agreement deal with the province.

The deal on the table for members offered wage increases of 0, 0, 1 and 2 per cent over four years.

The last contract expired at the end of September 2016, meaning the first two years without increases would have been partially retroactive.   READ MORE

Awards

ASPA Service Awards

Since 2016 ASPA has been recognizing members for their years of service within ASPA.  ASPA recognizes those members who have reached a milestone year of as of December 31 each year.    This year ASPA will be recognizing 137 members who have been on campus for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years.  We would like to thank you for all of your work.  To see a complete list of names continue reading.

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ASPA Updates

Merit

It is that time of year again.  Every year at this time people’s thoughts turn to Merit.   What is it and how do I get it?

Merit is outlined in the Collective Agreement (Article 9.5).  Merit is awarded in either a lump sum or an “add to base” allocation to ASPA members when their “proficiency, growth and levels of performance are considerably better than what is viewed as normal and recognizes exceptional contributions.”

It is intended that up to 60% of eligible ASPA members will be awarded a merit award in any given year with approximately two thirds receiving base salary merit increase and the other one third receiving lump sum bonuses.

Eligibility for Merit requires that a member “must be in the same position, in the same department as of November 1 of the current fiscal year” (Article 9.6.2).  Neither your individual status nor the status of the position you are in determine your eligibility for Merit.

The exact merit process depends on the unit/department/college that you are working in.  Most units/departments/colleges have their own process.  As a general comment however it is the ASPA member’s responsibility to submit documentation to their supervisor in order to be considered for merit.  You should speak to your supervisor about when this documentation needs to be submitted by and what the exact process is.  Your unit/department/college will need to provide Human Resources the names of those selected for Merit by June 15th.

For more information on Merit or to access the forms please go to: https://working.usask.ca/manageperformance/considerpositionreview.php  or contact ASPA’s Member Services Officer at darcy@aspasask.ca or 306-966-7392.

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University’s expanded Retirees Association welcomes new members

By Judith Rice Henderson, USRA Membership Chair

When you leave the University of Saskatchewan for other employment or retirement, would you like to stay in touch with the campus and/or your former co-workers?  Consider joining the University of Saskatchewan Retirees Association (USRA) by applying for a free first year of membership (a $20 value) or by taking out a Life Membership (with fees prorated by age).  USRA is now the University’s only retirees association, having welcomed as Life Members during the 2017-18 academic year the membership of the recently dissolved University of Saskatchewan Non-Academic Retirees Association (USNARA).

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