The university and Queen’s employee groups represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have both agreed to conciliation in order to reach a new collective agreement. In conciliation, the parties are assisted by a provincially appointed conciliation officer as they work through outstanding issues. Conciliation dates have yet to be confirmed. The university administration respects the collective bargaining process and remains committed to working through it to reach a negotiated settlement.
Negotiations toward a new collective agreement between the university and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) also commenced with an initial meeting on Jan. 20.