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Get the help you need over the holidays

 

The holidays can be a challenging time of year for members. You have access to confidential 24/7/365 counselling services through your Employee and Family Assistance Program. Read more about Get the help you need over the holidays

UBC HR Announces Benefit Changes

 

There have been several posting from UBC HR on changes to your benefits. Please review all the changes and if you have any questions contact your benefits specialist Stephanie Mah at stephanie.mah@ubc.ca, 604 822 6823. Read more about UBC HR Announces Benefit Changes

Additional General Wage Increase Announced: Memo to Members

 

Dear AAPS Members,

Today the provincial government announced an additional 0.45% General Wage Increase for all public sector employees as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend, negotiated on your behalf as part of your 2014–2019 Collective Agreement.  Read more about Additional General Wage Increase Announced: Memo to Members

Transition Letter from AAPS Board of Directors: Memo to Members

Dear AAPS Members,

We are writing today to let you know that, for personal reasons, Isabella Losinger has stepped down as President of AAPS. She is looking forward to continuing serving you in her roles as Advocacy Chair and on the AAPS Board as Past President. Read more about Transition Letter from AAPS Board of Directors: Memo to Members

Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services: Report Release

AAPS presented to the Legislature’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services earlier this fall.

Board Member Lia Cosco and IExecutive Director Joey Hansen presented on behalf of AAPS.

The Committee released its report today. You will find a link to the report here: https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees/40thparliament-4thsession-fgs. Read more about Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services: Report Release

AAPS Office Holiday Hours

 

The AAPS Office will close at 12:30pm on Thursday, December 24, 2015 and reopen for regular business hours on Monday, January 4, 2015.

Get the help you need over the holidays:

Should you have an urgent workplace matter during this time, please leave at message at 604 822 9025 and a staff member will return your call as soon as possible. Read more about AAPS Office Holiday Hours

WorkHealthLife Article: Mental Illness in the Workplace: Removing Stigma

Stigma is the result of negative perceptions and stereotypes, and reflects a lack of understanding regarding mental health and illness. We all can do our part to help everyone in the workplace feel more comfortable when talking about this important topic. Learn ways you can make a difference with Mental Illness in the Workplace: Removing Stigma.

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Reserve Fund Surplus Request for Feedback

 
At the AAPS Annual General Meeting, Treasurer Paul de Leon explained to members that there is a surplus in the Reserve Fund that needs to be spent. AAPS is asking members for their thoughts on how best to spend the surplus.

Help Build Postive Mental Health in Your Workplace

It's Thrive Week at UBC!

Thrive is a mindset and a week-long series of events focused on building positive mental health for everyone at UBC. Feel motivated, resilient,and healthy. Attend a Thrive Event November 2–6, 2015! Read more about Help Build Postive Mental Health in Your Workplace

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