Meet Your Union at the GSA Orientation

We are excited to be part of the GSA’s Fall Orientation.

September 4th from 5 – 8 pm in BIOL 106 followed by a BBQ in the Bowl.

Come out to hear what it means to you as a graduate student working as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or student assistant to be part of a union.

Your Union at TA Success Day

We are excited to be part of the TA Success Day on Sept. 6, 2019 offered by the Gwenna Moss Centre! This is a great opportunity to learn more about being a Teaching Assistant.

If you want to know more about what it means to be part of the union as a graduate student worker including your rights and responsibilities. Sign up for “Understanding Your Collective Agreement”!

Annual General Meeting – March 21st

Our Annual General Meeting for PSAC Local 40004 will be held on March 21st at 4:30pm in Arts 146. A meal will be provided.

The meeting is open to all PSAC Local 40004 members. we encourage all postdoctoral fellows, graduate student workers and veterinary residents and interns to attend so that you can find out what is happening with your union.

The AGM is the time to elect our Executive Officers for the coming year.

Executive positions are:

President
Vice President Graduate Student Workers
Vice President Postdoctoral Fellows
Secretary
Treasurer
Chief Steward

If you are interested in a position or have questions, please send your union representative an email: armstri@psac.com

A link to the proposed agenda can be found at the following link:

AGENDA AGM March 2019

We hope to see you there!

-The Executive of PSAC Local 40004

 

Retro Pay for Graduate Workers

Dear Members of PSAC Local 40004,

We hope that you’ve settled into the Winter 2018 term.  When the contract was ratified it included retroactive pay for graduate student workers who worked as TAs, RAs, or SAs between 1 September 2015 and 31 October 2017.  Members who worked as TAs, RAs, or SAs during the Fall 2017 semester should have seen their retro pay on their December 2017 pay cheque.  Members who are eligible for retroactive pay but did not work during the Fall 2017 term should receive their retro pay by the end of January.  We strongly urge members to check their pay cheques to verify if they have received their retro pay.

Please note that the retro pay applies only to hours worked. It does not apply to scholarship pay.

You can find the full text of the contract at: https://working.usask.ca/documents/employmentagreements/Finalized%20Collective%20Agreement%202015-2019%20for%20web.pdf

We want more people to be involved with our union.  If you want to get involved with your union let us know!  Being involved with your union can be as easy as reminding other members in your department when events are happening and keeping people up to date on our union.  You can also become a union rep (aka a shop steward) for your department.

In Solidarity,
Your PSAC Local 40004 Executive