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University, OPSEU Local 452 ratify collective agreement

The tentative collective agreement between Queen’s University and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 452 is now in effect.

OPSEU Local 452 bargaining unit members voted to ratify the collective agreement on September 30, 2019 and the Human Resources Committee of the Queen’s Board of Trustees voted to ratify the collective agreement on October 17, 2019.

An important consequence of successful ratification is that OPSEU Local 452 agreed 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 OPSEU Local 452 also agreed to renew their collective agreement.
The renewed collective agreement will succeed the current agreement, effective retroactively to July 1, 2018. The new four-year agreement will expire on June 30, 2022.

Queen’s University and OPSEU Local 452 reach tentative agreements

On September 27, 2019, the University and OPSEU Local 67 reached a tentative agreement to renew the collective agreement. In addition, the parties also reached a tentative agreement with respect to the 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.

University, ONA Local 67 ratify collective agreement

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.

Queens’ University and Ontario Nurses’ Association Local 67 reach tentative agreements

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.

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.