Michael Conlon, OCUFA Executive Director to speak at QUFA Council Meeting on May 16, 2019 on “Universities Under Ford: Current Challenges, Looming Threats” from 1:30-3:00, presentation is open to all QUFA Members.
Dear Adjunct Faculty Members, This fund will provide support either in the form of salary stipends or a grant (provided through a research/professional development account) for scholarly and creative work or professional development undertaken by eligible Adjunct Members. Link to Faculty Relations Office – Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative → Learn More
Dear Members, Please note that the new QUFA-Queen’s University Collective Agreement begins on May 1st, 2019. Due to the unique nature of bargaining in December, as a result of the UPP consent process, MOAs were signed with the intention to update the relevant articles of the Collective Agreement in the → Learn More
2019. May 13 “Doug Ford’s War on the Universities” 2019, April 24 “Sounding and Alarm” 2019, April 16 “From Scapegoating to Mandatory Retirement”
(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
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 Annual Event: This year, instead of a lecture, QUFA is hosting a workshop on “Illness and Disability: Know Your Rights, Protect Your Future” on April 16, 2-3:30pm, University Club. There is more information on the topics and presenters here. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Polnicky at firstname.lastname@example.org. QUFA Spring General → Learn More
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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
QUFA and Queen’s, along with United Steelworkers on campus, and the folks at the University of Toronto and Guelph University, have designed a new, jointly sponsored pension plan called the University Pension Plan. QUFA supports joining this plan and negotiated terms for pension conversion with Queen’s in late 2018. QUFA → Learn More
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
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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
Dear QUFA Members, Welcome to the start of a new academic year. This is our first QUFA Digest email of the season. We will send you a Digest email once per month throughout the fall and winter terms to keep you posted on QUFA activities and on relevant events and information → Learn More
Dear QUFA Members, Welcome back. I hope that your term has gotten off to a great start. To help ease back into teaching, QUFA is hosting a free BBQ this Thursday (tomorrow, Sept 13) for QUFA members and their families. The BBQ runs from 4:30-7:00pm in Breakwater Park just across → Learn More
Dear Members, The Queen’s University Faculty Association and the University Administration have reached a tentative agreement for a modest set of proposed changes to the existing group supplementary medical benefits plan design. The proposed changes are part of the tendering process for group benefits negotiated in the last round of → Learn More
Dear Members, We’ve been busy over the summer planning workshops and socials to welcome you to the new academic year. Most of these require an RSVP by reply email so that we have sufficient materials and refreshments on hand. A flyer with all the Lunch & Learns can be found → 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.