Bargaining Alerts: Negotiations Continue (#8)

Dear QUFA Member, The latest Bargaining Alert is attached. Regards, Susan Susan Fitzgibbon, B.A. (Hons., Queen’s), M.I.R (Queen’s) Labour Relations Officer Queen’s University Faculty Association 9 St. Lawrence Av Kingston ON K7L 3N6 E-mail: fitzgibb@queensu.ca Tel: 613-533-3224 Internal: 33224

Announcements: AMS Report looking at Collective Bargaining Process

The Queen’s AMS has issued a report arguing for student participation in collective bargaining. While a third party presence in labour negotiations is not appropriate in the Ontario context and the report comes to some erroneous conclusions, QUFA is of the view that our working conditions bear on student learning → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: April 2015

1. QUFA Spring General Meeting: This meeting is open to all members. We will be deciding on QUFA’s operational and job action budgets, considering amendments to the constitution and getting an update on contract negotiations. In addition, Kate Lawson, President of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, will be → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: March, 2015

1. Nominations for QUFA Committees are Open!: Please contact Nominations Committee Chair, Lynne Hanson if you’re interested in serving on any QUFA Committees – including the Executive Committee – or in representing your unit on Council. A full list of Committees and Council units is here. 2. Academic Freedom & → Learn More

Bargaining Alerts: Administration Files for Conciliation (#7)

Dear QUFA Member, Your Bargaining Team was informed yesterday afternoon that the University has filed with the Ontario Ministry of Labour for the appointment of a conciliator. Please read the attached Bargaining Alert from Elizabeth Hanson, your Chief Negotiator for more details. You may send QUFA your comments and concerns → Learn More

Bargaining Alerts: Pension Developments (#6)

Dear QUFA Member, Please read the important pension –related Bargaining Alert, it will bring you up to speed on recent developments in the pension discussions between your employer and unionized employee groups at Queen’s. See a press release about the cooperation agreement with other unions on campus here. If you → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: January 2015

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

Take Action: Canada’s profs raise alarm over Nova Scotia bill

(Ottawa – April 24, 2015) The national organization representing Canada’s professors and academic staff says a bill before the Nova Scotia legislature would violate constitutional rights, undermine the independence of universities, and compromise academic freedom. According to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), Bill 100, the Universities Accountability and → Learn More