The tentative collective agreement between Queen’s University and the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Local 67 is now in effect following a successful ratification vote by bargaining unit members held on June 12, 2019.
The Human Resources Committee of the Queen’s Board of Trustees voted to ratify the agreement on June 21, 2019.
An important consequence of successful ratification is that ONA Local 67 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 agreement.
The university and ONA Local 67 also agreed to renew their collective agreement. The renewed collective agreement will succeed the current agreement, effective retroactively to April 1, 2018.
The new three-year agreements will expire on March 31, 2021.
The University and the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Local 67 reached a tentative agreement on June 3, 2019, to renew the collective agreement. In addition, the parties also reached a tentative agreement 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.
Queen’s University and the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Local 67, representing nurses at the Queen’s Family Health Team ratified their tentative agreement late last week.
The new one-year agreement will expire on March 31, 2018.
• An increase of 1.25 per cent, effective April 1, 2017
• An increase to the student supervisory premium
Negotiations between Queen’s and ONA Local 67 began on October 23, 2017. Bargaining took place over one full-day session. There was also one full-day bargaining session conducted with the assistance of a provincially appointed conciliator.
The university values the contributions of its many employees and is pleased the parties were able to reach a ratified agreement through the collective bargaining process.
The university and the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Local 67, who represent approximately eight nurses employed at the Queen’s Family Health Team, met on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 to exchange collective bargaining proposals.
The next scheduled meeting is tentatively set for Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.
The university is focused on reaching a negotiated agreement with ONA that both balances the university’s need to preserve its core academic mission and respects the limitations dictated by current financial realities.
The university values the contributions of its many employees across all unionized groups and is fully committed to the collective bargaining process.
The university and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 452 have reached a tentative collective agreement. Details of the agreement will remain confidential until both parties ratify it.
The parties met for collective bargaining on March 8, 9, and 10, and were able to secure a tentative agreement without the services of a conciliation officer. The OPSEU, Local 452, and Queen’s Family Health Team at Queen’s University collective agreement expired on June 30, 2015.
The Human Resources Committee of the Board of Trustees also recently ratified the renewal agreement between the university and the Ontario Nurses’ Association, Local 67, which is effective April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2017.
The university values the contributions of its many employees and remains committed to the collective bargaining process.