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Conciliation dates set for CUPE negotiations

Conciliation dates have been finalized between the university and Queen’s employee groups represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in their negotiations toward a new collective agreement.

Conciliation talks will occur:

  • March 31 between the university and CUPE 1302.
  • April 1 between the university and CUPE 254.
  • April 7 between the university and CUPE 229.

During conciliation, which is a common occurrence during collective bargaining, a provincially appointed conciliation officer will assist the university and the various employee groups as they work through the outstanding issues.

CUPE, university agree to conciliation

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.