URFA message to members regarding COVID-19
While the risk to Canadians remains low, URFA is closely monitoring the responses of our employers to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and any changes the University/College Administrations may choose to make in the coming days and weeks that could affect the day-to-day working environment of URFA members.
URFA reminds all members that as employers, the University of Regina, Campion and Luther Colleges and First Nations University of Canada are all legally obligated to ensure the health and safety of its employees. All URFA members have the right to refuse to work in conditions that are deemed to be unsafe. If you have any questions about refusing unsafe work, please contact the URFA Office and we will assist you.
The URFA Office remains open at its regular hours. Member Services Officers are available to assist you with any workplace issues, and URFA Committee meetings are still being held as scheduled. Should there be any changes to URFA office operations, members will be notified.
We understand that this can be a challenging time. URFA encourages members to remain calm, practice good hygiene, and stay home if you are sick. Members who are eligible to receive benefits from the employer also have access to counselling and other resources from your employee family assistance program. If you do not have access to an assistance program, all URFA Member Services Officers are trained to provide mental health first aid and are able to assist you.
Please do not hesitate to contact the URFA Office if you have any questions or concerns.