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    Queen's and QUFA, USW reach tentative agreements pending pension discussion

    Early on July 29, the university and the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) reached a tentative collective agreement. On July 30, a tentative agreement was reached between Queen's and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2010.
    Both agreements are subject to reaching a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the parties on a process for dealing with matters pertaining to pension, and to the ratification of the tentative collective agreements by both the university and the employee groups. 
    “The university is very pleased with this significant step towards new collective agreements with both QUFA and USW,” says Michael Fraser, Vice-Principal, University Relations. “We look forward to reaching a memorandum of agreement regarding the pension process in the near future.” 
    The university anticipates matters related to the University Pension Project will be addressed at an Aug. 13 meeting with university employee groups. 
    Details of the tentative agreements will remain confidential until the agreements are ratified by both parties.
    Additional negotiations between the university and all three CUPE locals are scheduled for Aug. 5 and 6.