Staff union certification vote count set for next week
The University and the United Steelworkers (USW) have reached an agreement that will allow for the completion of the ballot count from last spring’s staff union certification vote.
The two parties have been in mediation/arbitration talks since late September to resolve differences surrounding the description of the potential bargaining unit.
Queen’s and the union have issued a joint statement thanking mediator/arbitrator Janice Johnston. “The USW and the university want to thank Ms Johnston for her contribution to the process and we also want to recognize that Queen’s staff have been extremely patient in waiting for this process to move toward conclusion,” the statement says.
The vote is scheduled to be counted by the Ontario Labour Relations Board on December 13.