The following is a copy of a previous communication distributed on behalf of Human Resources to affected employee groups and respective Management on March 13, 2014.
Announcement regarding QUSA: Non-Union Wage Increase
In an e-Queen’s news story last December (http://www.queensu.ca/news/articles/modernized-structure-will-better-engage-queens-non-unionized-staff) Queen’s Human Resources department announced that it was exploring opportunities to connect directly with non-unionized staff in the 2-9 employee group (“Confidential/Managerial Excludes and Research, Grant & Contract Positions”). Focus groups will be announced soon for the purpose of enhancing collaboration as we seek to create new opportunities.
A key component of this process will be equitable treatment of all staff in the 2-9 employee groups.
In keeping with this mandate of equity, the University is announcing that effective July 1, 2014 the salary grid for non-unionized staff in the 2-9 employee group will be aligned with the United Steelworkers (USW), Local 2010 salary grid. This means a scale increase of approximately 1.25% will be applied effective July 1, 2014. In addition, effective July 1, 2014 non-unionized staff in the 2-9 employee group will be moved up to the next step within their respective salary grade, unless their salary at June 30, 2014 is at or above the maximum for their grade.
The University is also announcing its commitment to maintain this alignment. This means that non-unionized staff in the 2-9 employee group will receive any future wage increases negotiated on behalf of staff in the USW, Local 2010 bargaining unit.
The University is also committed to maintaining the parity that currently exists amongst employee groups with respect to benefits.
The University acknowledges and thanks QUSA executive for their past contributions and their demonstrated commitment to the process of developing a new relationship with the University. Please direct any inquiries regarding this announcement in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.