Provost Tom Harris attended QUFA Council on April 10th to talk about how Queen’s is responding to the cut in tuition imposed by the Ford Government and presented information on the budget for the coming year. To view presentation slide deck please click here.
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 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 email@example.com. QUFA Spring → Learn More
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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
QUFA and Queen’s, along with United Steelworkers on campus, and the folks at the University of Toronto and Guelph University, have designed a new, jointly sponsored pension plan called the University Pension Plan. QUFA supports joining this plan and negotiated terms for pension conversion with Queen’s in late 2018. QUFA → Learn More
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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
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 613-533-2151
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
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
Dear QUFA Members, If you have followed recent communications from QUFA and Queen’s, you know we are in the process of discussing conversion to a new pension for Queen’s employees. This new pension plan, the University Pension Plan, has been developed by unions and employers at Queen’s, Guelph and the → Learn More
Please be advised that the QUFA office will be closed between December 21 and January 1 inclusive and will reopen on January 2.