Check out the latest edition of the SAFAGRAM. As we head into the sometimes bleak winter months, the SAFA president, James McWilliams, reminds us to be aware of mental illness and take care of others and ourselves. Al Brown, SAFA’s talented labour relations officer, provides some clarification on Bill 7, striking, and contract instructors (commonly […]
Hi Everyone: On October 18, we met with SAIT for a bargaining session. I’ve subsequently met twice – informally – with SAIT’s chief negotiator to get and give clarification on some of the topics that have been discussed at the bargaining table. We have been able to agree on changes concerning casual sick leave, the […]
The SAFA First Award is awarded annually to a member of SAIT management (Academic Chair or higher) who demonstrates the SAIT FIRST ethics (Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Safety, Transparency) and meets SAIT’s CORE values: Do what they say they will do Accountable for their actions Treat people they way they would like to be treated To nominate someone please submit in writing […]
Hi Everyone: In March of 2017 we presented our proposal, in good faith, to the SAIT negotiating committee. After months of patiently waiting and collaborating with our counterparts in 8 bargaining sessions, SAIT has not responded to any aspects of our proposal except to confirm that they would be offering: 0% increase in salary for […]
SAFA is now accepting applications for the SAFA Dependent Scholarship. This competition is open to direct dependents of a current or past SAFA member who are currently enrolled in a recognized university, college, or technical institute. The application deadline is Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at noon.
Here so soon. Hard to believe that another academic year is once again upon us. The summer was one of the hottest we have experienced in Alberta in quite a few years, and for most of us it came and went away too quickly. More disparaging, though, was having to change the shorts, T-shirts and […]
Hello everyone. Welcome back!! Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had questions regarding several topics. I’d like to share the info with you all. Q: “I’ve been assigned 23 CCH per week and my annual load is 608 CCH. Can they do that?” Yes, but only if you agree to it. The reference […]
SAFA members and their families are invited to a day out at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn maze. This all inclusive day is sure to entertain everyone, little or big. Beyond the corn maze there are many ways to climb, bounce, slide or pedal kart your way to fun. Try out the Zorbz, axe throwing or blacklight mini golf. Have […]