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University applies for conciliation in PSAC negotiations

Queen’s has asked the provincial government to appoint a conciliation officer to assist it and the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 901, in their negotiation of a renewal collective agreement covering approximately 180 post-doctoral fellows.

“Bringing in a neutral third party can assist the parties in finding common ground,” says Dan McKeown, Interim Associate Vice-Principal (Faculty Relations). “The university is committed to working with PSAC to conclude a renewal agreement that respects both our employees and the limitations dictated by financial realities.”

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 April and dates are scheduled for continued talks in August.

Queen’s and several bargaining units on campus successfully negotiated collective agreements over the past year, including Queen’s University Faculty Association, United Steelworkers 2010, Canadian Union of Public Employees locals 229, 254 and 1302, Ontario Nurses’ Association Local 67, and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 452. The university values the contributions of its many employees and remains committed to the collective bargaining process.

Bargaining continues between university, PSAC 901

Queen’s University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) 901 have exchanged monetary proposals.  The two parties have agreed to future meeting dates in August in order to negotiate a renewal of their collective agreement covering post-doctoral fellows at the university.

The university values the contributions of its many employees and remains committed to the collective bargaining process.

Bargaining continues with PSAC 901

Queen’s University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada are actively engaged in a process of negotiating a renewal of their collective agreement covering post-doctoral fellows at the university.

The parties’ negotiating teams have met on seven occasions to date (May 31, June 3, June 14, June 24, July 11, July 13 and July 15). Additional bargaining dates have been scheduled for July 19, July 21 and July 28.

The university values the contributions of its many employees and remains committed to the collective bargaining process.

Queen’s, academic assistants set bargaining dates

Queen’s University has scheduled bargaining dates with USW Local 2010, Unit 01, which represents academic assistants.

The parties will meet in the afternoon on June 2, 9, and 10, and all day on June 13. The collective agreement between Queen’s University and USW Local 2010, Unit 01 expires on Aug. 31, 2016.

The university values the contributions of its many employees and remains committed to the collective bargaining process.

University, OPSEU reach deal

The university and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 452 have reached a tentative collective agreement. Details of the agreement will remain confidential until both parties ratify it.

The parties met for collective bargaining on March 8, 9, and 10, and were able to secure a tentative agreement without the services of a conciliation officer. The OPSEU, Local 452, and Queen’s Family Health Team at Queen’s University collective agreement expired on June 30, 2015.

The Human Resources Committee of the Board of Trustees also recently ratified the renewal agreement between the university and the Ontario Nurses’ Association, Local 67, which is effective April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2017.

The university values the contributions of its many employees and remains committed to the collective bargaining process.