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Announcements: Farewell Ramneek

After many years of proudly serving the QUFA Membership, Ramneek decided it was time to move on to seek new opportunities.

Announcements: QUFA Summer Hours

Please note that the QUFA office will be closed on Fridays, June 28- August 30 inclusive. We will also be short-staffed from time to time to accommodate staff vacations and appreciate your patience during this period.

Announcements: Mandatory Retirement in the Post-Secondary Sector

(Letter from Michael Conlon, Executive Director OCUFA (April 15, 2019) Dear colleagues, Following our review of the budget document on Friday, we have been further looking into the details of the different provisions and changes in the Ontario budget bill. We have identified a new amendment to the Ministry of → Learn More

Announcements: Pension Information Packages: Clarification

Dear QUFA Members, You recently received a notice package explaining your current pension status and comparing the Queen’s plan with the University Pension Plan under development. Many people have inquired about the difference in the value of their pension reported in these packages with the value projected in our annual → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: March 2019

QUFA Annual Event: This year, instead of a lecture, QUFA is hosting a workshop on “Illness and Disability: Know Your Rights, Protect Your Future” on April 16, 2-3:30pm, University Club. There is more information on the topics and presenters here. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Polnicky at ep43@queensu.ca. QUFA Spring General → Learn More

Announcements: Ratification Results

We are very pleased to announce that 96% of QUFA members of the Queen’s Pension Plan who voted said yes to convert the pension and renew the collective agreement. This represents 75% of all Queen’s Pension Plan Members in QUFA. This is a clear mandate to move forward and build → Learn More

Announcements: Adjunct Scholarly Fund deadline Monday June 3, 2019

Dear Adjunct Faculty Members, This fund will provide support either in the form of salary stipends or a grant (provided through a research/professional development account) for scholarly and creative work or professional development undertaken by eligible Adjunct Members.  Link to Faculty Relations Office – Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative → Learn More

Announcements: QUFA Pension News: Toronto & Guelph Faculty Vote Yes to the UPP

The University of Toronto Faculty Association concluded its vote to consent to convert to the University Pension Plan. 93.8% of those who voted said “Yes” (see here for more details: https://www.utfa.org/content/utfa-members-vote-yes-upp). The University of Toronto Faculty Association will grant its consent to convert the pension. In addition, faculty at the University → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: January 2019

Dear QUFA Members, As you may have heard, QUFA has negotiated terms for a new Collective Agreement (2019-2022) and for transitioning from the Queen’s Pension Plan (QPP) to the University Pension Plan (UPP) in 2021. The features of these tentative agreements were shared with members at the Fall General Meeting → Learn More

Announcements: Deadlines for QUFA Tuition Support (Feb 28)

Dear QUFA Members, Please be advised of the following deadline. The deadline for submitting an application for QUFA Tuition Support is February 28, 2019. More information and the application form may be found on the Human Resources website: http://www.queensu.ca/humanresources/wellness-accessibility/employee-benefits/tuition-support-plan Regards, Elizabeth Polnicky Office Administrator ep43@queensu.ca 613-533-2151

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