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Announcements: Ratification Results

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

Announcements: QUFA Pension News: Toronto & Guelph Faculty Vote Yes to the UPP

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

QUFA Digest Emails: January 2019

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

Announcements: Deadlines for QUFA Tuition Support (Feb 28) and Child Care Expense applications (Feb 1)

Dear QUFA Members, Please be advised of the following deadlines. 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 The deadline for submitting an application for child care expenses is → Learn More

Bargaining Alerts: Where We Go From Here (#4)

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

Bargaining Alerts: QUFA Making Progress with University (#3)

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

Bargaining Alerts: University Unresponsive to QUFA Proposals (#2)

Dear Members, Please take a moment to read the attached update from your Chief Negotiators, Elizabeth Hanson and Rob Hickey. The full bargaining team includes Michael White, Melissa Houghtaling, Paul Young and from QUFA staff, Micheline Waring and me. Also, mark your calendars to attend the QUFA Fall General Meeting → Learn More

Bargaining Alerts: QUFA Bargaining Bulletin (#1)

Dear QUFA Members, Attached is the first Bargaining Bulletin with important information for the upcoming collective agreement negotiations outlining the context for pension conversion negotiations, offsets, terms for a new collective agreement and timelines. We encourage you to read this let us let us know if you have questions or → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: November 2018

QUFA Lunches and Learns in November: All Welcome! The next workplace L&L is “Having Difficult Conversations” on Nov. 16 and the next financial planning L&L is “Reaping Harvest: Late Career Financial Planning” on Nov. 27 (both 12-1pm, University Club). More information here: http://qufa.ca/events/. As a light lunch is provided, please → Learn More

Announcements: UPP Town Hall – November 30, 2018 2:00-4:00 in Grant Hall

Good afternoon,  Queen’s University, University of Guelph and The University of Toronto, together with their faculty associations, the United Steelworkers (USW) and representatives of the non-unionized employees at the three universities (through the Ontario Association of Non-Unionized University Employees) are working diligently to develop a new pension plan that would → Learn More