It is probably safe to say that most people were aware that the University offered an Incentivized Exit Program, which also became known as the Voluntary Exit Program (VEP) at the end of May to all ASPA members. We are now able to report on some of the numbers associated with the Program: Read More
The 2017 ASPA Retirees lunch was held on September 28th. Celebrating this year were:
Grace Milashenko, Lori Nizinkevich, Bohdan Pylypec, Diane Nordick, Rosalie Sulik, Carol Lockhart, Jeanette McKee.
Also in the photo Peter Krebs (ASPA President)
Canada’s privacy commissioner ‘very concerned’ about US border phone searches
Canada’s privacy czar says Canadians should be “very concerned” about their cellphones, computers and other electronic devices being searched by … Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2017
In a letter dated July 31, 2017, the Deputy Minister for Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, Mike Carr, wrote to the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) informing us that Minister Don Morgan has confirmed the Sask. Party government is denying a labour appointment to the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (SLRB). This circumstance marks a troubling new precedent of the provincial government hand-picking labour representatives, even if those representatives do not have the support of the group they represent. Read more
Sask. Party government cites conflict in denying SFL president spot on labour relations board
The Saskatchewan Party government is refusing to allow the president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) a seat on the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (SLRB).
Larry Hubich was nominated to sit on the board by the Saskatchewan Building Trades Council, the organization that recommends members to the board along with the SFL.
The SLRB is an independent tribunal responsible for making rulings on disputes related to labour legislation in the province. Read more
Did you know that salary continuance is made up of both a short term disability (STD) and long term disability (LTD) plan? The STD plan is for medical absences from one (1) to ninety (90) days in length. LTD is medical absences of greater than ninety (90) days.
On May 1, 2017 the employer made a change to how ASPA member’s STD plan is being delivered: the University has contracted Lifemark Health Group to administer ASPA’s and all other STD plans on campus. ASPA has filed a policy grievance to address some concerns that we have with this new process. To date, the Faculty Association has also filed a grievance on this matter. At this point it is unknown how long it will take to get resolution to the grievance or what that might look like but here is what we do know: Read More