University, CUPE Locals 229, 254, and 1302 ratify collective agreements

The tentative collective agreements between Queen’s University and the three CUPE Locals (229, 254 and 1302) are now in effect following a successful ratification vote by bargaining unit members held on April 10, 2019.

The Human Resources Committee of the Queen’s Board of Trustees voted to ratify the agreement on April 12, 2019.

An important consequence of successful ratification is that the three CUPE Locals will consent, 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 agreements.

The university and the three CUPE Locals also agreed to renew their collective agreements. The renewed collective agreements will succeed the current agreements, effective retroactively to June 1, 2018.

Negotiations between the three CUPE Locals and the university began in November 2018 and concluded on March 27, 2019.

The new three-year agreements will expire on June 30, 2021.

Human Resources will be hosting information sessions for managers regarding the implementation of the renewed collective agreements. Further information will be communicated over the next few weeks.

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