Category Archives: CUPE

Queen’s University and CUPE Local 254 reach tentative agreement

The University and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 254 reached a tentative agreement to renew their collective agreement early in the morning on November 24, 2021. The tentative collective agreement is subject to ratification by both the university and the bargaining unit.

The university and CUPE Local 254 have been actively engaged in negotiations to renew their collective agreement since June 2021.

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

Queen’s and CUPE Local 1302 exchange collective bargaining proposals

Queen’s University and CUPE Local 1302, representing library technicians, exchanged collective bargaining proposals on June 28 and 29, 2021. The Parties are in the process of scheduling future bargaining dates.

The Collective Agreement between Queen’s University and CUPE Local 1302 expire on June 30, 2021. The university values the contributions of its many employees and remains committed to the collective bargaining process.

Queen’s and CUPE Local 254 exchange collective bargaining proposals

Queen’s University and CUPE Local 254, representing technicians, exchanged collective bargaining proposals on June 14 and 15, 2021. The Parties are in the process of scheduling future bargaining dates.

The Collective Agreement between Queen’s University and CUPE Local 254 expire on June 30, 2021.

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

Queen’s and CUPE Locals 229 exchange collective bargaining proposals

Queen’s University and CUPE Local 229, representing heating and maintenance workers, exchanged collective bargaining proposals on June 22 and 23, 2021. The Parties are in the process of scheduling future bargaining dates.

The Collective Agreement between Queen’s University and CUPE Local 229 expire on June 30, 2021.

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

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.