Category Archives: USW Local 2010

Queen’s, academic assistants ratify collective agreement

Queen’s University and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2010, Unit 01, representing academic assistants ratified their tentative agreement earlier this week.

The new four-year agreement will expire on Aug. 31, 2020. Highlights includes:

  • Four-year agreement: September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2020
  • A one-time lump-sum payment to eligible employees within 90 days of ratification:
  • An increase of 1 per cent to the minimum hourly rate, effective Sept. 1, 2017.
  • An increase of 1.25 per cent to the minimum hourly rate, effective Sept. 1, 2018.
  • An increase of 1.25 per cent to the minimum hourly rate, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Negotiations between Queen’s and USW Local 2010, Unit 01, began on June 2, 2016. Bargaining took place over one full-day session and three half-day sessions. There were also four full-day bargaining sessions conducted with the assistance of a provincially appointed conciliator.

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

Update on Queen’s, academic assistants bargaining

Queen’s University and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2010, Unit 01, which represents academic assistants, have been actively engaged in negotiations to renew their collective agreement since June. After holding four bargaining dates in June, the parties asked the provincial government to appoint a conciliation officer to assist with the negotiations. Requesting a conciliation officer is a normal aspect of the collective bargaining process. A provincially appointed conciliation officer confers with the parties as they work through outstanding issues.

The university recently received a petition from USW. The petition stated that academic assistants have had their wages frozen for four years. In fact, what was negotiated by the parties was a significant wage increase in year one of the collective agreement – which began in 2012 – rather than having smaller wage increases distributed over the life of the four-year agreement. The effect of this agreement between the USW and Queen’s was that employees received a more substantial wage increase earlier in the life of the collective agreement rather than smaller increases throughout the agreement.

The university values the contributions of its many employees and remains committed to the collective bargaining process while balancing the university’s need to preserve its core academic mission and respect the limitations dictated by current financial realities.

Queen’s, academic assistants reschedule conciliation date

The conciliation meeting scheduled for Oct. 3 between Queen’s University and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2010, Unit 01, was cancelled by mutual agreement of the parties. The meeting has been rescheduled for Nov. 16.

USW Local 2010, Unit 01, represents academic assistants at Queen’s. After holding four bargaining dates in June, the parties asked the provincial government to appoint a conciliation officer to assist with the negotiations. The two parties met with the conciliation officer on Aug. 11 and Aug 12.

Requesting a conciliation officer is a normal aspect of the collective bargaining process. A provincially appointed conciliation officer confers with the parties as they work through outstanding issues.

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

Conciliation continues between Queen’s, academic assistants

Queen’s University and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2010, Unit 01, which represents academic assistants, are actively engaged in negotiations to renew their collective agreement.

After holding four bargaining dates in June, the parties asked the provincial government to appoint a conciliation officer to assist with the negotiations. The two parties met with the conciliation officer on Aug. 11 and Aug 12, with another conciliation date scheduled for Oct. 3.

Requesting a conciliation officer is a normal aspect of the collective bargaining process. A provincially appointed conciliation officer confers with the parties as they work through outstanding issues.

Queen’s and several bargaining units on campus successfully negotiated collective agreements over the past year, including Queen’s University Faculty AssociationUnited Steelworkers 2010,Canadian Union of Public Employees locals 229, 254 and 1302Ontario 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.

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.