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
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
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
Dear QUFA Members, If you have followed recent communications from QUFA and Queen’s, you know we are in the process of discussing conversion to a new pension for Queen’s employees. This new pension plan, the University Pension Plan, has been developed by unions and employers at Queen’s, Guelph and the → Learn More
Please be advised that the QUFA Office will be closed on December 24th and will reopen January 2nd.
Download November 2018 Voices here
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
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
“A crisis in science literacy and communication: Does reluctance to engage the public make academic scientists complicit?” published online 22 November 2018. To read John’s editorial click here.
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
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
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.
If your concern is urgent, please email Leslie Jermyn
Download May 2018 QUFA Voices here
Dear Adjunct Faculty Members, The deadline this term for applications to the Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts) is Monday, June 4, 2018. You are eligible to apply if you have an Adjunct appointment at Queen’s during the current term, and the Committee encourages you → Learn More