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OUTSIDER: the VOICE of the TUTOR     Volume 7 Issue 2

Some Financial News from the AU Board of Governors

The following excerpt was part of a January 13 report sent out by the interim chair of the Board of Governors...

Athabasca University Recently Passes Motion to Adopt Provostial Model of Governance

The Athabasca University President and Board of Governors just recently passed a motion to adopt a provostial model at the university.  Such a model is already present in other Alberta universities, e.g., University of Alberta and University of Lethbridge.  The discussion to explore potential benefits and issues of the model for AU began in 2012...


All About Bargaining

Have you ever wondered how your terms and conditions of employment are arrived at? They are negotiated through collective bargaining by your bargaining agent, CUPE 3911, with the employer, Athabasca University. ..


Overpaying for your AU phone? Learn how to Claim for Expenses Above your Monthly Phone Allowance

Have your AU telephone expenses surpassed the current subsidy amount of $35/month? Most phone provider costs now exceed this amount and we are in discussions with AU about increasing the current allowance or considering other options since land lines seem to be fairly underused by our members...


CUPE National Campaign Against Precarity in Post-Secondary Education

The CUPE National Task Force is currently organizing a campaign against precarity in post-secondary education.  Members of CUPE 3911 are definitely part of the precarious work force.  For example, they have to compete for course teaching, can lose their students to full-time faculty, and may lose their jobs when class enrollment falls below a certain level...

Next CUPE General Membership Meeting:
January 21, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
All Members Welcome!

Come in person or teleconference available.

Email for Agenda and call in details or to confirm the meeting location.

The CUPE newsletter is published by Local 3911. We welcome your submissions, letters and comments. Opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the author and not necessarily those of CUPE Local 3911.

Communications Officer: Dougal MacDonald
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