University, OPSEU reach deal

The university and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 452 have reached a tentative collective agreement. Details of the agreement will remain confidential until both parties ratify it.

The parties met for collective bargaining on March 8, 9, and 10, and were able to secure a tentative agreement without the services of a conciliation officer. The OPSEU, Local 452, and Queen’s Family Health Team at Queen’s University collective agreement expired on June 30, 2015.

The Human Resources Committee of the Board of Trustees also recently ratified the renewal agreement between the university and the Ontario Nurses’ Association, Local 67, which is effective April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2017.

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

 

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University, ONA reach deal; bargaining continues with OPSEU

The university and the Ontario Nurses’ Association, Local 67, have reached a tentative collective agreement. Details of the agreement will remain confidential until both parties ratify it.

The university and OPSEU, Local 452, have scheduled bargaining dates for March 8, 9, and 10. The OPSEU, Local 452 and Queen’s Family Health Team at Queen’s University collective agreement expired on June 30, 2015.

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

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Queen’s, employee groups set bargaining/conciliation dates

Queen’s University has scheduled bargaining/conciliation dates with two of its bargaining agents:

  • The university and OPSEU, Local 452, will meet on March 8, 9, and 10. The OPSEU, Local 452 and Queen’s Family Health Team at Queen’s University collective agreement expired on June 30, 2015.
  • The university and the Ontario Nurses’ Association, Local 67, have entered into conciliation as part of the collective bargaining process. Conciliation is scheduled for Feb. 26. The Ontario Nurses’ Association and Queen’s Family Health Team at Queen’s University collective agreement expired March 31, 2014.

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

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Dates set for labour negotiations

Queen’s University and two employee groups have scheduled negotiation dates.

  • The university and OPSEU, Local 452 will meet on Nov. 19 and Dec. 9. The OPSEU, Local 452 and Queen’s Family Health Team at Queen’s University collective agreement expired on June 30, 2015.
  • The university and the Ontario Nurses’ Association will meet on Oct. 22 and Nov. 12. The Ontario Nurses’ Association and Queen’s Family Health Team at Queen’s University collective agreement expired March 31, 2014.

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

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University, CUPE ratify collective agreements

The tentative collective agreements between Queen’s University and the Canadian Union of Public Employees locals 229, 254 and 1302 are now in effect following successful ratification votes by CUPE members earlier today.

The human resources committee of Queen’s Board of Trustees recently voted to ratify the agreements.

“I want to thank the negotiating teams for both the university and the CUPE locals for their efforts over the past 15 months,” says Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “CUPE members from all three locals play important roles in supporting Queen’s exceptional learning environment, and these agreements will help further the university’s academic mission within the limits of our current financial reality.”

The new, four-year agreements will each expire on June 30, 2018. Highlights include:

CUPE Local 229

  • A one-time, lump-sum payment of $750, less any applicable deductions, following ratification
  • A scale increase of 1 per cent across the board, effective July 1, 2015
  • A scale increase of 1.25 per cent across the board, effective July 1, 2016
  • A scale increase of 1.25 per cent across the board, effective July 1, 2017

CUPE Local 254

  • A one-time, lump-sum payment of $750, less any applicable deductions, following ratification
  • A scale increase of 1 per cent across the board effective July 1, 2015, with eligible employees receiving a step increase
  • A scale increase of 1.25 per cent across the board effective July 1, 2016, with eligible employees receiving a step increase
  • A scale increase of 1.25 per cent across the board effective July 1, 2017, with eligible employees receiving a step increase

CUPE Local 1302

  • A one-time, lump-sum payment of $750, less any applicable deductions, following ratification
  • A scale increase of 1 per cent across the board effective July 1, 2015, with eligible employees receiving a step increase
  • A scale increase of 1.25 per cent across the board effective July 1, 2016, with eligible employees receiving a step increase
  • A scale increase of 1.25 per cent across the board effective July 1, 2017, with eligible employees receiving a step increase

The parties also entered into separate memoranda of agreement, reaffirming the parties’ shared commitment to the university pension project and setting out the process for engaging in that project.

Negotiations between the three CUPE Locals and the university began in June of last year. Bargaining took place over 23 dates collectively, seven of which were conducted with the assistance of a provincially appointed conciliator.

CUPE Local 229 represents approximately 250 heating and maintenance employees; CUPE Local 254 represents approximately 90 technicians; and CUPE Local 1302 represents approximately 55 library and archive employees.

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