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Bargaining Alerts: Where We Go From Here (#4)

Please find the fourth bargaining alert attached. We are in negotiations today and hope to bring you more substantive news before the QUFA Fall General Meeting on Wednesday, December 12 (1:15pm, Ellis Hall Auditorium). In the meantime, this alert reviews the timing of decisions. To read Bargaining Alert! 4: Where → Learn More

Bargaining Alerts: QUFA Making Progress with University (#3)

Dear QUFA Members, Apologies for the late email. QUFA met the University again today (Friday, December 7); the day proved much more productive than the last meeting. The University responded to QUFA’s rejection of the University’s initial proposals with a considerably more promising package. Their proposals included a monetary offset for increased → Learn More

Bargaining Alerts: University Unresponsive to QUFA Proposals (#2)

Dear Members, Please take a moment to read the attached update from your Chief Negotiators, Elizabeth Hanson and Rob Hickey. The full bargaining team includes Michael White, Melissa Houghtaling, Paul Young and from QUFA staff, Micheline Waring and me. Also, mark your calendars to attend the QUFA Fall General Meeting → Learn More

Bargaining Alerts: QUFA Bargaining Bulletin (#1)

Dear QUFA Members, Attached is the first Bargaining Bulletin with important information for the upcoming collective agreement negotiations outlining the context for pension conversion negotiations, offsets, terms for a new collective agreement and timelines. We encourage you to read this let us let us know if you have questions or → Learn More

Announcements: UPP Town Hall – November 30, 2018 2:00-4:00 in Grant Hall

Good afternoon,  Queen’s University, University of Guelph and The University of Toronto, together with their faculty associations, the United Steelworkers (USW) and representatives of the non-unionized employees at the three universities (through the Ontario Association of Non-Unionized University Employees) are working diligently to develop a new pension plan that would → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: November 2018

QUFA Lunches and Learns in November: All Welcome! The next workplace L&L is “Having Difficult Conversations” on Nov. 16 and the next financial planning L&L is “Reaping Harvest: Late Career Financial Planning” on Nov. 27 (both 12-1pm, University Club). More information here: http://qufa.ca/events/. As a light lunch is provided, please → Learn More

Announcements: University Pension Plan Update – October 2018

Dear Faculty and Staff: Queen’s continues to work closely with the University of Toronto, the University of Guelph, and representatives from our bargaining units and non-unionized employees to explore the development of a Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan, as a way to best provide long-term financially-sustainable defined benefit (DB) pensions for → Learn More

Announcements: QUFA Walks & Quaffs CANCELLED TODAY

Dear Members, You will not be surprised to hear that we have decided to cancel today’s QUFA Walks at 2pm and Quaff with QUFA at 4pm. The weather promises to make the Walk impossible and we imagine most people will be heading straight home to warm and dry houses at → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: September 2018

Dear QUFA Members, Welcome to the start of a new academic year. This is our first QUFA Digest email of the season. We will send you a Digest email once per month throughout the fall and winter terms to keep you posted on QUFA activities and on relevant events and information → Learn More