Category Archives: Active Negotiations

Labour relations update

The United Steelworkers  (USW) and the university have two more dates for their ongoing contract negotiations for General Support Staff (Grades 2-9).  The parties began conciliation meetings on June 20. . In conciliation, the parties are assisted by a provincially-appointed conciliation officer as they work through outstanding issues.

The conciliation officer has convened further meetings on Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4 to continue the negotiation process.

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Administration encourages participation as CUPE and QUFA seek membership direction

As the leadership of Queen’s local branches of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) prepare to hold general meetings of their membership this week, the university’s administration is urging employees in both groups to exercise their rights and get involved.

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Administration responds to pension questions

With contract talks continuing between the university’s administration and representatives of employees who belong to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), many questions are circulating about one of the key issues at the table – the Queen’s Pension Plan (QPP). And now, the administration is continuing its efforts to respond to these questions.

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CUPE bargaining: University applies for “No Board”

Contract talks between the university and Queen’s employee groups represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) entered a new phase on Wednesday as the university requested a “No Board” report from the Ministry of Labour.

The request signals an end to the conciliation phase of the negotiations, which began in April, and sets the stage for a strike/lock-out deadline. Either side must wait until the 17th day from the date of the “No Board” report before beginning a strike or lock-out.

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QUFA, university set more dates for conciliation

The Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the university have set more dates for talks with a conciliator, as part of ongoing contract negotiations.

The parties have agreed to meet this Friday, July 8 and again on July 21 and 22. The conciliation meetings began last week.

In conciliation, the parties are assisted by a provincially-appointed conciliation officer as they work through outstanding issues.

The university administration respects the collective bargaining process and remains committed to working through it to reach a negotiated settlement.

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