Finally, we have an individual responsibility to take care of ourselves and a collective responsibility to take care of each other. Please follow the health guidelines that have been set out by our experts – and together we will get by! Thank you for everything you do in this difficult time. I recognize that it has not been easy — that many of you are dependent on young and old, and that the boundaries between work and life are considerably blurred. I am also aware of the toll this has taken on collective and individual mental health. We appreciate everything you do – and look forward to having a good woman in the near future. As with the 2020 winter semester, students` reactions to general assessments of students in spring-summer and fall education are gathered; However, we only pass this feedback on to course directors. Feedback is not given to department heads, associate deans or deans unless you, as a course leader, give prior authorization. This is included in our agreement with the faculty association. The academic component of the university`s budget is such that it can easily be seen as a reduction target. However, academic salaries, whether in arbitration or a free collective bargaining system, still have market factors and comparisons that, at least in part, fuel expectations.

The first point was related to the “provincial mandate.” In awarding the award, Arbitrator Andy Simms expressly rejected the University of Calgary Administration`s position that a “provincial mandate” can be used to repeal the provisions of a collective agreement or that it should play a role in arbitration decisions. In his analysis of the administration`s argument, he wrote that he rejected the employer`s request for withdrawal and referred to the lack of examples of such an outcome in free collective bargaining. He accepted the comments of Adjudicator Peltz: our agreement also provided for early access to reimbursement of professional expenses 2020/2021 and deferral options for university staff members who were on research and scholarship leave (RSL) or who had planned an RSL from July.