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University and PSAC reach tentative collective agreement

The university and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (“PSAC”), and its Local 901, reached a tentative agreement to renew their collective agreement on December 20, 2017. The agreement is subject to ratification by the bargaining unit and the university.
PSAC 901(Unit 1) represents approximately 1800 graduate students employed by the university as Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows. The parties’ negotiating teams have been actively engaged in negotiations to renew the collective agreement since June 2017.
Details of the tentative agreement will remain confidential until both parties ratify the agreement.

ONA Nurses Ratify Agreement

Queen’s University and the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Local 67, representing nurses at the Queen’s Family Health Team ratified their tentative agreement late last week.
The new one-year agreement will expire on March 31, 2018.
Highlights include:
• An increase of 1.25 per cent, effective April 1, 2017
• An increase to the student supervisory premium
Negotiations between Queen’s and ONA Local 67 began on October 23, 2017. Bargaining took place over one full-day session. There was also one full-day bargaining session conducted with the assistance of a provincially appointed conciliator.
The university values the contributions of its many employees and is pleased the parties were able to reach a ratified agreement through the collective bargaining process.

University and ONA Local 67 reach tentative collective agreement

The university and the Ontario Nurses Association (ONA), Local 67, reached a tentative collective agreement on November 13, 2017. The agreement is subject to ratification by both the university and the bargaining unit.

ONA Local 67 represents approximately eight nurses employed at the Queen’s Family Health Team. The university and the bargaining unit have been actively engaged in negotiations to renew their collective agreement since October 2017.

Details of the tentative agreement will remain confidential until both parties ratify the agreement.

Queen’s, post-doctoral fellows ratify collective agreement

Queen’s University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada and its Local 901 (Unit 2), which represents post-doctoral fellows, have successfully ratified a tentative agreement to renew their collective agreement.

The renewed collective agreement has a four-year term and will expire on June 30, 2020. Highlights include:

  • An initial wage increase of 1.0 per cent effective April 1, 2017, with a corresponding increase of the minimum base salary to $32,496.
  • Wage increase of 1.25 per cent effective July 1, 2017, with an increase of the minimum base salary to $34,000.
  • Wage increase of 1.50 per cent effective July 1, 2018, with a corresponding increase of the minimum base salary to $34,600.
  • Wage increase of 1.75 per cent effective July 1, 2019, with a corresponding increase of the minimum base salary to $34,900.
  • A new childcare benefit plan for eligible employees, similar to childcare support plans enjoyed by other employee groups at Queen’s.
  • A pilot project to facilitate direct access to family health-care services, benefitting employees and their family members, and to be delivered by the Queen’s Family Health Team.

Negotiations began in May 2016 and concluded in mid-February 2017 with the assistance of a Ministry of Labour-appointed conciliator.

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

Queen’s, academic assistants reach tentative agreement

The university and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2010, Unit 01, reached a tentative collective agreement late in the evening on Feb. 2. The agreement is subject to ratification by both the university and the bargaining unit.

USW Local 2010, Unit 01, represents academic assistants at Queen’s. The university and the bargaining unit have been actively engaged in negotiations to renew their collective agreement since June 2016.

Details of the tentative agreement will remain confidential until both parties ratify the agreement.