Category Archives: Status Updates

QUFA ends its participation in mediation

Representatives of the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) have ended their participation in mediation talks with the University’s team aimed at renewing the collective agreement for faculty, librarians, and archivists.
The parties had agreed to participate in mediation in December in advance of conciliation in the New Year.
The University’s administration respects the collective bargaining process and remains committed to reaching a tentative agreement that is acceptable to both parties. More information concerning the collective bargaining process can be found at https://www.queensu.ca/connect/labournews/collective-bargaining-faq-3/.

University and QUFA engage the services of a mediator to assist in bargaining discussions

Representatives of the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) have agreed to mediation to help them in their efforts to negotiate a renewed collective agreement for faculty, librarians, and archivists. The parties are scheduled to meet with the mediator on several occasions in early December.

The University’s administration respects the collective bargaining process and remains committed to reaching a tentative agreement that is capable of being ratified by both parties. More information concerning the collective bargaining process can be found at https://www.queensu.ca/connect/labournews/collective-bargaining-faq-3/.

University and QUFA apply jointly for conciliation and will engage the services of a mediator in the interim

Representatives of the University and QUFA agreed on November 11th to apply jointly to the Ministry of Labour requesting the appointment of a conciliator to assist the Parties in connection with the negotiation of a renewed collective agreement for faculty, librarians and archivists. Conciliation is a feature of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, and the Parties have utilized the services of a conciliator in past rounds of bargaining.

As a conciliator is not available until January, the Parties also agreed to retain the services of a mediator as a demonstration of shared interest in reaching a tentative agreement.

The University’s administration respects the collective bargaining process and remains committed to working through it to reach an agreement that is capable of being ratified by both parties. More information concerning the collective bargaining process can be found at https://www.queensu.ca/connect/labournews/collective-bargaining-faq-3/.

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.

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.