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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.

Queen’s University and CUPE Locals 229, 254 and 1302 reach tentative agreements

On March 27, 2019, the University and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 229, 254 and 1302 reached tentative agreements to renew their respective collective agreements. In addition, the parties also reached tentative agreements with respect to the proposed conversion and transfer of assets from the Queen’s Pension Plan to the University Pension Plan. The agreements are subject to ratification by the parties.

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

CUPE conciliation update

Queen’s University and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 229, 254, and 1302 are actively engaged in negotiations. The parties met in conciliation on February 11 and 12, 2019 in their continuing effort to negotiate a renewal of their respective collective agreements representing over 400 employees.

In conciliation, a provincially appointed conciliation officer confers with the parties as they work through outstanding issues. The appointment of a conciliation officer to assist parties in negotiating an agreement is a normal aspect of the collective bargaining process. The parties are in the process of confirming additional dates for continued discussion.

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 negotiated agreements with all employee groups that both balance the university’s need to preserve its core academic mission and respect the limitations dictated by current financial realities.

Conciliation dates set for CUPE negotiations

The university and the employee groups represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 229, 254 and 1302 are scheduled to meet on February 11 & 12, 2019
to continue to negotiate with the assistance of a government appointed Conciliation Officer.

The university is focused on reaching negotiated agreements with all employee groups that both balance the university’s need to preserve its core academic mission and respect the limitations dictated by current financial realities.

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

Queen’s and CUPE Local 229 exchange collective bargaining proposals

Queen’s University and CUPE Local 229, representing heating and maintenance workers, exchanged collective bargaining proposals on November 19, 2018. The Parties are in the process of scheduling future bargaining dates.

The Collective Agreement between Queen’s University and CUPE Local 229 expired on June 30, 2018.

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