Please bookmark the Bargaining page to keep up to date with negotiations for a new Collective Agreement. The current Collective Agreement expires 30 April 2015.
Dear Colleagues, The casualization of the workforce, where employers replace permanent, full-time positions with temporary, part-time jobs with less pay and few, if any, benefits is a growing international trend. In Canada, about one third of all academic staff in post-secondary institutions are now hired on a per course or → Learn More
1. Migration to “Microsoft Exchange Online” Email and Calendaring: QUFA is working to get you more information about what moving email and calendar functions to Microsoft’s Office 365 means for Faculty, Librarians and Archivists before the opt-out date of 28 January. Please stay tuned to the Events page and QUFA → Learn More
1. QUFA is Preparing to Bargain a New Collective Agreement: The current contract between Queen’s and QUFA expires April 2015. The QUFA Bargaining Team wants to hear from you about issues of concern. Please join us November 24 for a discussion about Pension Options – all welcome! The meeting is → Learn More
If you are interested in health and safety in the workplace, please consider volunteering to be QUFA’s new HSO. Details and duties here. Contact Leslie Jermyn (qufa at queensu.ca).
1. QUFA-CAUT Lunch & Learn Drop-in for Term Adjuncts and Allies: Join us on Tuesday, 28 October, 11am-1pm, West Lake View Room (University Club) to learn and talk about the rights of Term Adjuncts at Queen’s. This event is in honour of Fair Employment Week. Lunch and refreshments will be → Learn More
Bill C-377 to amend tax reporting for labour organizations is Back in Senate in its Original Form! → Learn More
Welcome to the new term! The Digest resumes as a monthly email highlighting information of interest to QUFA Members. 1. QUFA Council Rep Training Tomorrow: If you’re a new or returning Unit Representative to QUFA Council, please join us tomorrow (Friday) at 12-2pm at the University Club (lower level) for → Learn More
If you value evidence-based policy, please take a moment to send a message to your MP urging them to bring back the census. → Learn More