QUFA Digest Emails: November 2015

1. Happy 20th Anniversary! In November of 1995 QUFA was certified as a union and began to negotiate Collective Agreements and represent members in formal grievances. For 20 years, QUFA has grown and thrived because of the hard work of dozens of QUFA Volunteers – Members who have given their → Learn More

Announcements: 2015 Federal Election

QUFA contacted all the candidates running in the 19 October Federal Election in Kingston and neighbouring ridings with a list of questions. Topics included research policy and funding levels, the long form census, federal science programs, support for collective bargaining, national archives and public information, copyright and the Trans-Pacific Partnership → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: October 2015

1. QUFA Tuition Support: The deadline for submitting an application for QUFA Tuition Support is November 1, 2015. There have been changes to Tuition Support and it is now payable to the student. More information and the application form may be found on the Human Resources website. 2. QULA EVENT: → Learn More

Maclean’s Magazine Survey Request

Dear QUFA Members, We have received a request from Maclean’s magazine, asking for wider participation in the Maclean’s annual university survey (see below). If you are interested in participating, click on the link provided. The survey itself includes some questions at the end regarding commercialization and discrimination. If you are → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: September 2015

1. New Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement: The Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and Queen’s University successfully concluded negotiations for a new contract in late August. Please note that Renewal, Tenure, Adjunct Conversion and Promotion processes underway will follow the old contract provisions for this year. A DRAFT version of the new → Learn More

New Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement Ratified

Dear QUFA Members, The Ratification Vote has closed, and a majority has approved ratification. 531 members (or 55.14% of all eligible members) voted; 507 members voted to ratify, and 24 members voted against ratification. 95.48% of voting members voted to ratify the tentative collective agreement. As the Board of Trustees → Learn More

QUFA Ratification Vote Underway!

QUFA members are currently voting on a tentative collective agreement electronically. The summary of changes to the existing contract and an invitation to vote were sent to Members’ emails from QUFA on 19 August. There was also an information meeting on Aug 19 that was livestreamed. If you missed it, → 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

Announcements: Significant Progress in QUFA-Queen’s Bargaining

Dear Members, I am happy to report that the QUFA Bargaining Team and Queen’s Administration reached a tentative settlement on the terms of a new collective agreement in the early hours of Tuesday, July 29. Elizabeth Hanson, Chief Negotiator, and the members of the QUFA bargaining team (Constance Adamson, Rob → Learn More