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Announcements: QUFA Summer Hours

Please note that the QUFA office will be closed on Fridays, June 28- August 30 inclusive. We will also be short-staffed from time to time to accommodate staff vacations and appreciate your patience during this period.

QUFA Digest Emails: July 2019

Dear Members, A few matters have arisen that we want to bring to your attention. University Pension Plan Consent: The phase for non-union members of the Queen’s Pension Plan to consent and for retirees to object to moving to the UPP has ended. Sufficient consent was received from pension plan → Learn More

Announcements: UPP Consent Achieved

Dear Colleagues, Another significant milestone has been achieved towards the creation of the University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP). We are extremely pleased to share that the required consent threshold has been surpassed at Queen’s University, enabling the conversion to the UPP to proceed. UPP consent thresholds were also met at → Learn More

Announcements: Farewell Ramneek

After many years of proudly serving the QUFA Membership, Ramneek decided it was time to move on to seek new opportunities.

Announcements: Mandatory Retirement in the Post-Secondary Sector

(Letter from Michael Conlon, Executive Director OCUFA (April 15, 2019) Dear colleagues, Following our review of the budget document on Friday, we have been further looking into the details of the different provisions and changes in the Ontario budget bill. We have identified a new amendment to the Ministry of → Learn More

Announcements: Pension Information Packages: Clarification

Dear QUFA Members, You recently received a notice package explaining your current pension status and comparing the Queen’s plan with the University Pension Plan under development. Many people have inquired about the difference in the value of their pension reported in these packages with the value projected in our annual → 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)

Dear QUFA Members, Please be advised of the following deadline. 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 Regards, Elizabeth Polnicky Office Administrator ep43@queensu.ca 613-533-2151

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