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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.

 

University, ONA reach deal; bargaining continues with OPSEU

The university and the Ontario Nurses’ Association, Local 67, have reached a tentative collective agreement. Details of the agreement will remain confidential until both parties ratify it.

The university and OPSEU, Local 452, have scheduled bargaining dates for March 8, 9, and 10. The OPSEU, Local 452 and Queen’s Family Health Team at Queen’s University collective agreement expired on June 30, 2015.

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

Queen’s, employee groups set bargaining/conciliation dates

Queen’s University has scheduled bargaining/conciliation dates with two of its bargaining agents:

  • The university and OPSEU, Local 452, will meet on March 8, 9, and 10. The OPSEU, Local 452 and Queen’s Family Health Team at Queen’s University collective agreement expired on June 30, 2015.
  • The university and the Ontario Nurses’ Association, Local 67, have entered into conciliation as part of the collective bargaining process. Conciliation is scheduled for Feb. 26. The Ontario Nurses’ Association and Queen’s Family Health Team at Queen’s University collective agreement expired March 31, 2014.

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

Dates set for labour negotiations

Queen’s University and two employee groups have scheduled negotiation dates.

  • The university and OPSEU, Local 452 will meet on Nov. 19 and Dec. 9. The OPSEU, Local 452 and Queen’s Family Health Team at Queen’s University collective agreement expired on June 30, 2015.
  • The university and the Ontario Nurses’ Association will meet on Oct. 22 and Nov. 12. The Ontario Nurses’ Association and Queen’s Family Health Team at Queen’s University collective agreement expired March 31, 2014.

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

University, QUFA ratify revised collective agreement

The tentative collective agreement between the university and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) is now official following the successful conclusion of QUFA’s ratification vote earlier today. The human resources committee of the Queen’s Board of Trustees voted to ratify the agreement earlier this week.

“I want to thank members of both the QUFA and university negotiating teams for their hard work in reaching this new agreement,” says Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf. “This is a positive outcome as we enter the new academic term, allowing us to preserve the quality of our academic mission within the limits of our current financial reality.”

The new four-year agreement will expire on April 30, 2019. Highlights include:

• Across-the-board, annual salary increases of 1 per cent, 1.25 per cent, 1.5 per cent and 1.75 per cent.

• A memorandum of agreement that reaffirms the parties’ shared  commitment to the university pension project and sets out the process for engaging in that project.

Negotiations between QUFA and the university began in January of this year. Bargaining took place over 37 dates, five of which were conducted with the assistance of a provincially appointed conciliator.

QUFA represents approximately 1,350 university faculty, librarians and archivists.