Queen’s University and United Steelworkers Local 2010 reach tentative agreement

The University and the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2010 reached a tentative agreement to renew their collective agreement early in the morning on June 23, 2022. The tentative collective agreement is subject to ratification by both the university and the bargaining unit.

The University and USW Local 2010 have been actively engaged in negotiations to renew their collective agreement since March 2022. Details of the tentative collective agreement will remain confidential until both parties ratify the agreement.

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Collective Bargaining Update: Queen’s University and USW Local 2010

Queen’s University and United Steel Workers (USW) Local 2010, representing general staff in Grades 2-9, exchanged collective bargaining proposals on March 22, 2022.

The Collective Agreement between Queen’s University and USW Local 2010 expired on December 31, 2021.

To date, the Parties have had seven bargaining dates and are scheduled to meet again on June 21 & 22, 2022 to continue negotiations with the assistance of a government appointed Conciliation Officer.    

The University values the contributions of its many employees and remains committed to a fair and respectful collective bargaining process.  The University is focused on reaching a negotiated agreement that balances the university’s need to preserve its core academic mission and respects the limitations dictated by current financial realities.

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Queen’s and PSAC Local 901, Unit 1 ratify agreement

Queen’s University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada and its Local 901, Unit 1 (“PSAC”) representing graduate, JD and MD students employed by the university as Teaching Assistants and graduate students employed as Research Assistants and Teaching Fellows, have successfully ratified a tentative agreement to renew their collective agreement.

The renewed collective agreement has a three-year term and will be in effect until April 30, 2024.

Negotiations began in June 2021 and concluded in February 2022 with the assistance of a Ministry of Labour-appointed conciliator.

The Faculty Relations office will be hosting information sessions regarding the implementation of the renewed collective agreement and details regarding these sessions will be forthcoming.

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University and PSAC and its Local 901 reach tentative agreement

The university and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (“PSAC”), and its Local 901, reached a tentative agreement on February 19th to renew their collective agreement for Unit 1.  The agreement is subject to successful ratification by the parties.

PSAC 901 (Unit 1) is comprised of graduate, JD and MD students employed by the university as Teaching Assistants and graduate students employed as Research Assistants and Teaching Fellows.

The parties’ negotiating teams have been actively engaged in negotiations to renew the collective agreement since June 2021.

Details of the agreement will remain confidential until it is ratified successfully by both parties.

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Queen’s and CUPE Local 229 ratify collective agreement

The tentative collective agreements between Queen’s University and CUPE Local 229 is now in effect following a successful ratification vote by a successful ratification vote by the Human Resources Committee of the Queen’s Board of Trustees on Dec. 22, 2021.

CUPE Local 229 bargaining unit members voted to ratify the agreement on Dec. 21, 2021.

The renewed collective agreement will succeed the current agreement, effective retroactively to July 1, 2021.

Negotiations between Queen’s and CUPE Local 229 began on June 22, 2021. Bargaining took place over nine full-day sessions. Two of the full-day bargaining sessions were conducted with the assistance of a provincially appointed conciliator.

The new three-year agreement will expire on June 30, 2024.

Human Resources will be hosting an information session for managers regarding the implementation of the renewed collective agreement. Further information will be communicated in the new year.

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