Queen’s University and USW Local 2010, Unit 01 representing 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 May 14, 2021.  The tentative collective agreement is subject to ratification by both the university and the bargaining unit.

The university and USW Local 2010, Unit 01 have been actively engaged in negotiations to renew their collective agreement since April 2021.

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

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Queen’s University and USW Local 2010, Unit 01 representing Academic Assistants Set Bargaining Dates

Queen’s University has scheduled bargaining dates with USW Local 2010, Unit 01, which represents Academic Assistants.

The parties will meet on April 12 and 13 and May 3, 5, 13 and 14, 2021.  The Collective Agreement between Queen’s University and USW Local 2010, Unit 01 expired on August 31, 2020.

The University values the contributions of its many employees and is committed to the collective bargaining process.

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University and PSAC ratify tentative agreement to extend their collective agreement for Postdoctoral Fellows

Queen’s University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) have successfully ratified a tentative agreement reached this summer to extend their collective agreement (for Postdoctoral Fellows (Unit 2).
The collective agreement has been extended for a three-year term and will be in effect until June 30, 2023. The agreement provides for annual salary increases of 1% and complies with the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019.
The University values the contributions of its employees and remains committed to the collective bargaining process.

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University, OPSEU Local 452 ratify collective agreement

The tentative collective agreement between Queen’s University and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 452 is now in effect.

OPSEU Local 452 bargaining unit members voted to ratify the collective agreement on September 30, 2019 and the Human Resources Committee of the Queen’s Board of Trustees voted to ratify the collective agreement on October 17, 2019.

An important consequence of successful ratification is that OPSEU Local 452 agreed on behalf of their eligible members, to the conversion of the Queen’s Pension Plan (QPP) to the proposed jointly sponsored University Pension Plan (UPP). The terms of the pension consent agreement will form part of the parties’ collective agreement.

The university and OPSEU Local 452 also agreed to renew their collective agreement.
The renewed collective agreement will succeed the current agreement, effective retroactively to July 1, 2018. The new four-year agreement will expire on June 30, 2022.

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Impacts of potential primary/secondary school closures

Members of the Queen’s community with childcare responsibilities:
Yesterday, school boards across Ontario were notified that the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) plans to begin full strike action on Monday, October 7th if they cannot reach an agreement with the government and employer associations between now and then.
We recognize that in the event of school closures some members of the Queen’s community with school-aged children may be impacted and may be unable to make alternate arrangements for childcare on short notice.
If this is the case:
Queen’s faculty: Please discuss the matter with your department head. Any students impacted by this are encouraged to speak with faculty.
Queen’s staff: Please discuss with your manager. Options could include requesting Lieu time
(if available), vacation time or unpaid leave. In certain circumstances, compassionate leave may be appropriate for short periods. Employees and managers should contact their CST Advisor if they have questions regarding their options.
We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as required.

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