The administration and the Board of Trustees greatly value Queen's faculty and staff. Their dedication, commitment and excellence are core strengths of the University.
Current compensation settlements were negotiated in good faith, and are comparable to those at peer institutions. However they were negotiated in a different financial environment, when among other things, inflation was higher. The administration has continually expressed its desire to discuss various options for slowing the rate of growth of the compensation budget and is committed to working with employee groups to find solutions. Every 1% reduction to planned compensation increases would save the University more than $1.5 million.