University and PSAC reach tentative collective agreement

The university and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (“PSAC”), and its Local 901, reached a tentative agreement to renew their collective agreement on December 20, 2017. The agreement is subject to ratification by the bargaining unit and the university.
PSAC 901(Unit 1) represents approximately 1800 graduate students employed by the university as Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows. The parties’ negotiating teams have been actively engaged in negotiations to renew the collective agreement since June 2017.
Details of the tentative agreement will remain confidential until both parties ratify the agreement.

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ONA Nurses Ratify Agreement

Queen’s University and the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Local 67, representing nurses at the Queen’s Family Health Team ratified their tentative agreement late last week.
The new one-year agreement will expire on March 31, 2018.
Highlights include:
• An increase of 1.25 per cent, effective April 1, 2017
• An increase to the student supervisory premium
Negotiations between Queen’s and ONA Local 67 began on October 23, 2017. Bargaining took place over one full-day session. There was also one full-day bargaining session conducted with the assistance of a provincially appointed conciliator.
The university values the contributions of its many employees and is pleased the parties were able to reach a ratified agreement through the collective bargaining process.

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University and ONA Local 67 reach tentative collective agreement

The university and the Ontario Nurses Association (ONA), Local 67, reached a tentative collective agreement on November 13, 2017. The agreement is subject to ratification by both the university and the bargaining unit.

ONA Local 67 represents approximately eight nurses employed at the Queen’s Family Health Team. The university and the bargaining unit have been actively engaged in negotiations to renew their collective agreement since October 2017.

Details of the tentative agreement will remain confidential until both parties ratify the agreement.

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University, ONA exchange collective bargaining proposals

The university and the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Local 67, who represent approximately eight nurses employed at the Queen’s Family Health Team, met on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 to exchange collective bargaining proposals.

The next scheduled meeting is tentatively set for Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

The university is focused on reaching a negotiated agreement with ONA that both balances the university’s need to preserve its core academic mission and respects the limitations dictated by current financial realities.

The university values the contributions of its many employees across all unionized groups and is fully committed to the collective bargaining process.

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PSAC applies for conciliation in negotiation of collective agreement

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) informed the university on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, that they have asked the provincial government to appoint a conciliation officer to assist the parties in the ongoing collective agreement negotiations. The collective agreement covers approximately 1,800 graduate students that Queen’s employs on a part-time basis as Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows.

The appointment of a conciliation officer to assist parties in negotiating an agreement is a normal feature of the collective bargaining process. In conciliation, a provincially appointed conciliation officer confers with the parties as they work through outstanding issues. PSAC and the university have been meeting since June of this year.

“Bringing in a neutral third party may help the parties to find common ground,” says Dan McKeown, Associate Vice-Principal (Faculty Relations). “The university is committed to working with PSAC to conclude a renewal agreement.”

The university values the contributions of its many employees across all unionized groups and is fully committed to the collective bargaining process.

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