Please bookmark the Bargaining page to keep up to date with negotiations for a new Collective Agreement. The current Collective Agreement expires 30 April 2015.
Dear QUFA Member, Bargaining Alert #2 is attached as a pdf. In it, you will find an update on the progress in bargaining and your Chief Negotiator’s discussion of items that have emerged as key issues. Please send your comments to me and I will make sure the Chief Negotiator, → Learn More
The Canadian Association of University Teachers is critical of Canada’s Science and Technology Strategy, announced in late 2014 CAUT argues this is continuation of the 2007 strategy and doesn’t provide sufficient resources for public scientists and science in the public interest. Read more here
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
Due to ongoing utility repairs the QUFA office will be closed on Wednesday (March 4), QUFA staff will be working offsite and are available by email should you require immediate assistance.
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
Dear Colleagues, The casualization of the workforce, where employers replace permanent, full-time positions with temporary, part-time jobs with less pay and few, if any, benefits is a growing international trend. In Canada, about one third of all academic staff in post-secondary institutions are now hired on a per course or → Learn More
1. QUFA is Preparing to Bargain a New Collective Agreement: The current contract between Queen’s and QUFA expires April 2015. The QUFA Bargaining Team wants to hear from you about issues of concern. Please join us November 24 for a discussion about Pension Options – all welcome! The meeting is → Learn More
1. QUFA-CAUT Lunch & Learn Drop-in for Term Adjuncts and Allies: Join us on Tuesday, 28 October, 11am-1pm, West Lake View Room (University Club) to learn and talk about the rights of Term Adjuncts at Queen’s. This event is in honour of Fair Employment Week. Lunch and refreshments will be → Learn More