Category Archives: QUFA

“No board” report issued in Queen’s-QUFA negotiations

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has advised Queen’s that a “no-board” report was issued Friday July 29.

This means QUFA will be in a legal strike position, and the university will be in a legal lockout position at 12:01 am on Monday August 15, which is the 17th day after the date of the “no-board.” The QUFA contract expired April 30, 2011 and negotiations on a new agreement have been underway since January.

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University applies for “No Board” in negotiations with QUFA

Contract talks between the university and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) entered the next phase of negotiations today, July 25, 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 late June , and is the first step in moving towards 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. A “No Board” report is usually issued within a week of the application.

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