NASA also represents certain employee groups on campus through two separate agreements, the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) and the University of Alberta Students` Association. NASA negotiates a collective agreement (CA) with the University of Alberta that sets out the terms and conditions for non-university staff. Below you will find the current collective agreement, the collective agreement 2016 -2019. Please note that the timetable for negotiating a new collective agreement has been significantly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the terms of the current agreement remain in effect until a new agreement is negotiated and ratified by NASA members. You can check out page 2019-20 Rate Updates to get the latest updates from this round of negotiations and to see the current status of the negotiating proposals. The first part of the certification body – common provisions – applies to other parts of the certification body. Three events were held in Athabasca, Edmonton and Calgary and were organized by faculty unions with the enthusiastic participation of our unions of brothers and sisters CUPE 3911 and AUPE 69 in addition to many others. The number of visitors ranged from about 50 in Calgary to about 60 in Athabasca and more than 200 in Edmonton. The Athabasca Rally was organized by AUFA, NASA and AASUA`s Edmonton Rally at the University of Alberta and the Calgary Rally by the Mount Royal Faculty Association. Participating unions included the above-mentioned post-secondary unions, the Amalgamated Transit Union, the United Nurses of Alberta, the Health Sciences Association and the Health Science Workers. Day actions like this often have no immediately visible effects and can therefore lead people to wonder if it was a success or not. It is best to see exit as a major first step towards developing momentum towards other labour measures in Alberta, particularly as several public sector unions engage in negotiations.
It was essential that other unions in the province stood up to celebrate the courage of health care workers. Yesterday, university unions staged demonstrations around Alberta in support of health care workers, who led an unauthorized wildcat strike on October 26.