Community Updates: NASA


June 18, 2024
University of Alberta and NASA bargaining update

The U of A and NASA met on June 12 as discussions continue on a renewed collective agreement. The parties are scheduled to meet again on June 25 and 26.

June 11, 2024
University of Alberta and NASA negotiations continue this week

The university and NASA bargaining committees are scheduled to meet next on June 12, rescheduled from June 11. The U of A’s Meeting Schedules page has been updated to reflect the change. The parties have met 15 times since the exchange of opening proposals on February 20, 2024.

June 4, 2024
University of Alberta and NASA negotiations continue this week

The university and NASA bargaining committees meet on June 4 to continue negotiations. NASA tabled its monetary proposals on May 28, and the parties met again on May 29. The next meeting is scheduled for June 11.

May 28, 2024
University of Alberta and NASA meet this week

The university and NASA bargaining committees meet again this week to continue negotiations on a renewed collective agreement. The last meetings were held on May 14 and 15.

May 21, 2024
University of Alberta and NASA continue to meet

Negotiations between the university and NASA continue. The last meetings were held on May 14 and 15. The next meetings are scheduled for May 28 and 29.

May 14, 2024
University of Alberta and NASA negotiations continue this week

Negotiations between the university and NASA continue. The last meetings were held on April 30 and May 1 and the parties will meet again this week on May 14 and 15.

May 7, 2024
University of Alberta and NASA negotiations progressing

Negotiations continue on a renewed collective agreement between the university and NASA. The parties met on April 30 and May 1 and are scheduled to meet again May 14 and 15.

April 30, 2024
University of Alberta and NASA meeting this week

Negotiations toward a renewed collective agreement continue. The U of A and NASA bargaining committees meet again this week on April 30 and May 1.

April 23, 2024
University of Alberta and NASA continue negotiations

The U of A and NASA bargaining committees met on April 16 and 17 and are scheduled to meet next on April 30.

April 16, 2024
University of Alberta and NASA meeting again this week

The U of A and NASA bargaining committees continue to meet in negotiations towards a renewed collective agreement. The parties are scheduled to meet again this week, on April 16 and 17.

April 9, 2024
Negotiations continue between University of Alberta and NASA

The University of Alberta and NASA bargaining committees met on April 2 and 3 and are continuing negotiations, with the next meetings scheduled on April 16 and 17.

April 2, 2024
U of A and NASA meeting this week

The University of Alberta and NASA bargaining committees are at the table again this week, April 2 and 3 to continue negotiations. The bargaining committees will meet next on April 16 and 17.

March 26, 2024
U of A and NASA negotiations continue as current agreement expires

The U of A and NASA bargaining teams continue negotiations with the next meeting scheduled for April 2 + 3.

On March 31, the term of the current collective agreement between NASA and the university ends. It is common for negotiations to continue beyond the end date of a collective agreement as the representative bargaining teams work together towards a renewal agreement. The terms of the collective agreement will continue to apply in accordance with the provision of the Labour Relations Code. University activities, including learning, research, teaching and other work continue as usual. Answers to frequently asked questions about the bargaining process and bargaining at the university can be found in the FAQ section.

March 19, 2024
Negotiations Continue

Negotiations between the university and NASA continue. The last meetings were held on March 6. The bargaining teams are scheduled to meet next on April 2 and 3.

March 12, 2024
U of A and NASA update meeting schedule

Negotiations between the university and NASA continue. A revised meeting schedule has been updated at the U of A Bargaining Meeting Schedules page.

March 5, 2024
U of A and NASA update meeting schedule

Negotiations between the university and NASA continue. A revised meeting schedule has been updated at the U of A Bargaining Meeting Schedules page.

February 27, 2024
U of A and NASA exchange initial proposals

On Feb. 20, the U of A and NASA bargaining teams met and exchanged initial proposals. As part of a commitment to transparency in bargaining, the parties have agreed to make the initial proposals available to the community for review. The proposals can be accessed through the links below. U of A CCID logins are required.

February 13, 2024
U of A and NASA to exchange initial proposals Feb. 20

The university and NASA bargaining teams have agreed to exchange initial proposals on Feb. 20, 2024. The parties have also agreed to standing meetings on Tuesdays.

February 6, 2024
University of Alberta and NASA set initial meeting
The U of A and NASA bargaining teams will meet on February 13 for a preliminary introductory meeting to commence negotiations on a renewed collective agreement.
January 16, 2024
Negotiations to begin between the University of Alberta and NASA

The university received a notice to bargain from the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA) on January 12, initiating negotiations on a new collective agreement. The university is committed to a fair, respectful and sustainable collective bargaining process that will help to shape the future of the university and its community.

The University of Alberta is pleased to share that Geoff Tierney will act as lead negotiator for the university. Mr. Tierney brings a depth of experience in academic and non-academic labour negotiations, including serving as the U of A’s lead negotiator in previous rounds of negotiations. The university’s bargaining committee negotiates on behalf of the Board of Governors.

The U of A Bargaining Team with NASA includes:

  • Andrew Phillips, Director, Employee & Labour Relations
  • Trina Fisher, Senior Officer, Employee & Labour Relations
  • Stacey Brennan, Senior HR Partner, HR Partnerships
  • Asha Rao, Faculty General Manager, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Geoffrey Rode, Director of Operations, Vice-President Facilities & Operations
  • Keith Hollands, Director, Engineering/Operation, Vice-President Facilities & Operations

The current U of A - NASA collective agreement is for the period of April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2024. Information on the bargaining process is available on the U of A Bargaining website. Updates will be provided regularly via these pages and through employee digest emails when bargaining is underway and meeting dates have been scheduled.