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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.

Queen’s University and PSAC Local 901 ratify first collective agreement for Graduate Research Assistants

Queen’s University, and the Public Service Alliance of Canada and its Local 901 (Unit1) (“PSAC”), have successfully ratified a tentative agreement for a first collective agreement for graduate students employed as research assistants (“Graduate Research Assistants”).

Graduate Research Assistants are now within the scope of the PSAC Unit 1 collective agreement that also includes graduate students employed as Teaching Assistants (TAs), JD and MD students employed as TAs, and Teaching Fellows (TFs). This collective agreement will be in effect until April 30, 2021. Other highlights include:

  • Effective May 1, 2019, Graduate Research Assistants who are employed on that date will receive a 1.5% increase of the base hourly rate in their current individual employment contracts
  • A payment of 3% of their base hourly rate, in lieu of benefits
  • Effective May 1, 2020, a new base rate for Graduate Research Assistants will apply, $39.93/hour, plus 3% in lieu of benefits and 4% vacation pay, for a total of $42.73/hour

Negotiations began in June 2018 and the parties reached a tentative agreement on March 26, 2019.

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

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.

Queens’ University and USW Local 2010 reach tentative agreements

On December 21, 2018, the University and the United Steel Workers Local 2010 reached tentative agreements to renew their collective agreement, and 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 and USW Local 2010 exchange collective bargaining proposals

Queen’s University and the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2010, representing general staff in salary grades 2-9, exchanged collective bargaining proposals on December 6, 2018. The Parties have scheduled further bargaining dates throughout December.

The Collective Agreement between Queen’s University and USW Local 2010 expires on December 31, 2018.

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