Labour News provides the Queen’s community with timely updates on the status of ongoing collective bargaining and related information.

Many Queen’s University employees are a member of one or more of the 11 bargaining units at the university. The university and bargaining agents (unions) negotiate collective agreements that govern members’ terms of employment. These employees include, for example, faculty members, librarians and archivists, graduate teaching assistants and research assistants, hospitality and facilities staff, and administrative professionals.

Collective bargaining is a key aspect of faculty and employee relations at Queen’s University. University administration respects the collective bargaining process and is committed to working to reach negotiated agreements with the unions.

Collective bargaining is conducted in accordance with the Ontario Labour Relations Act. The university approaches all negotiations with the objective of reaching an agreement that is mutually satisfactory, fiscally responsible, and capable of being ratified successfully. 

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