Brothers, Sisters, and Fellow Workers, I’m reaching out to implore you to join us this Thursday, October 25th from 6-7pm at the Princess/MacDonnell Tim Hortons as we rally against Doug Ford’s repeal of Bill 148. Today, Doug Ford has at last moved beyond rumours and informal statements. Legislation has been → Learn More
The work to create a new jointly sponsored pension plan (JSPP) for the university sector has reached an important milestone with an updated agreement reached last week. The University of Toronto, University of Guelph and Queen’s University, together with their faculty associations, the United Steelworkers (USW) and representatives of the → Learn More
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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
Dear Members, We’ve been busy over the summer planning workshops and socials to welcome you to the new academic year. Most of these require an RSVP by reply email so that we have sufficient materials and refreshments on hand. A flyer with all the Lunch & Learns can be found → Learn More
In response to growing Member concern about the workings and ramifications of the “New” or “Activity-Base” budget model introduced by former Provost Alan Harrison, QUFA commissioned Professor Emeritus John Holmes (Queen’s, Geography) to prepare a review and critique of how this kind of budgeting works in general and how it → Learn More
To read Elizabeth Hanson’s (QUFA JCAA Co-Chair) comment on how “merit” works and what has changed with a biennial model (attached) click here.
Dear Colleagues, QUFA and the University administration have reached an agreement about the use of the software tool, Faculty180, for the use of filing biennial and annual reports in 2017. Members may use the Faculty180 tool in lieu of the current forms on a strictly voluntary basis. QUFA sought voluntary → Learn More
Brothers, Sisters and Fellow Workers, Join us this Monday October 15th for a Day of Action. The Chambers of Commerce and Ontario business lobby are saying jump—Doug Ford is asking how high. However, in spite of the announcements made by the Minister of Labour and Doug Ford’s own verbal commitment → Learn More
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
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
Dear QUFA Members, Welcome back. I hope that your term has gotten off to a great start. To help ease back into teaching, QUFA is hosting a free BBQ this Thursday (tomorrow, Sept 13) for QUFA members and their families. The BBQ runs from 4:30-7:00pm in Breakwater Park just across → Learn More
QUFA invites applications for a short-term replacement of the position of Member Services Officer, ideally with an anticipated start date of October 1, 2018. The initial contract will be for 3 months to December 31, 2018, and may be renewed thereafter. The Member Service Officer has primary responsibility for handling → Learn More
Monday, September 4, 2017 McBurney (Skeleton) Park Staging: 10:15 am Parade March to City Hall: 10:30 am sharp BBQ Picnic in the Park after the Parade Everyone is welcome to join as we celebrate labour in our communit with Live Music, Free BBQ, and a Bouncy Castle for Children!
Saturday, Aug. 25 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Bring your friends and family out to this public information session and get answers to your questions about Pharmacare. Fun activities for kids and a free BBQ for all! Food and clothing drive in support of St. Vincent de Paul.
Dear QUFA members, On May 24th I wrote to the candidates from the Conservative Party, the Green Party, the Liberal Party, and the New Democratic Party in the following four ridings: Kingston ant the Islands, Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Hastings-Lennox and Addington, and Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. I asked each of the → Learn More
Please note that the QUFA office will be closed on Fridays, June 29- September 3 inclusive. We will also be short-staffed from time to time to accommodate staff vacations and appreciate your patience during this period.