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Negotiations Update October 2017: Equity and Stability?

Our collective agreement expired June 30, 2017 and we have begun negotiations with the employer. We do not anticipate this being an easy, or a quick, round of negotiations. While our theme for negotiations planning has been “equity and stability” including issues of scope and rank for academic clinicians in the College of Medicine (see […]

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Press Release: Students and faculty at the U of S are deeply concerned following the provincial budget

Saskatoon – The recently announced provincial budget will have substantial negative consequences on post-secondary education in Saskatchewan. The dramatic reduction in operating funds after multiple years of provincial government cut backs and claw backs is jeopardizing the quality, affordability and accessibility of advanced education in Saskatchewan. Our Universities and post-secondary institutions serve the public good, […]

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Media Advisory: Pre-Election Forums

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 29, 2016 Two pre-election forums on the issue of post-secondary education in Saskatchewan are being hosted by the Saskatchewan Association of University Teachers (SAUT) in conjunction with the University of Regina Faculty Association, St. Thomas More Faculty Union and the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association. Saskatoon: Regina: Tuesday, March 1 Thursday, […]

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Media Advisory: Get Research Right

(Saskatoon – September 28, 2015) Leading up to the October 19 federal election, scientists and researchers are meeting across Canada to discuss the need to address the crisis of research and science policy and funding in Canada. The University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association (USFA) is hosting two discussion events in Saskatoon: Louis’ Loft (on campus): […]

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Reminder: USFA Member Social Tuesday, December 17th

Don’t forget that on Tuesday, December 17th at 4:00, we have a member social planned.  Stop by the Windows Room on the main floor of the University Club for some holiday cheer. It will be a chance to connect with other USFA members from across campus and to speak with Executive members about the TransformUS […]

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USFA Member Social Tuesday, December 17th 4:00 pm

Please join us for our next social in the Windows Room on the main floor of the University Club on Tuesday, December 17th at 4:00 PM.  Stop by for some holiday cheer and a chance to chat with other USFA members from across campus.  All USFA members are welcome to attend. Please contact Tammy Stieb […]

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Incentive Plan for Retirement – application deadline and FAQs

USFA members who have a combined age and years of service equal to or greater than 85 are eligible to apply for the Incentive Plan for Retirement (IPR). The application deadline is October 31, 2013. See http://www.usask.ca/vpacademic/collegial/index.php for application form and additional information. Members are reminded that they may withdraw an application for the IPR […]

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Tentative settlement reached for 2013-2014

Dear members: Today, the Negotiating Teams for the USFA and Employer signed off on a tentative agreement for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 (attached).  The agreement  provides for an extension to the terms of the current collective agreement with a 1% scale increase to all salaries and salary scales, plus the […]

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