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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

Announcements: QUFA New Budget Model Report 2017

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

Announcements: Annual/Biennial Reports and Faculty180

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

Announcements: University Pension Plan Update – October 2018

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

Announcements: QUFA Walks & Quaffs CANCELLED TODAY

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

QUFA Job Posting: Member Services Officer

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

Announcements: Kingston Labour Day Parade and Picnic

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!

Announcements: Pharmacare Info Session & Family Day / Free BBQ

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.