CUPE

Unions and admin adopt adversarial approach

As Queen’s faces a $456 million pension solvency deficit, many full-time jobs at the University have been reduced to part-time positions, according to the president of the local Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE).Continue...

Principal's letter leaked to Facebook

Ongoing labour disputes were cited as limitations to Woolf’s year plan throughout a letter sent to William (Bill) Young who chairs the Board of Trustees.Continue...

Public employees in agreement on contracts

In the early morning of Sept. 9, a vote count indicated three bargaining victories for the University and the public employees who serve its needs.Continue...

CUPE launches new initiative to promote transparency

The Ontario University Workers' Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) — an association of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) university workers — launched a social media campaign this week to promote transparency on university campuses in Ontario.Continue...

Public employees union approves agreement with University

Ratification of agreement means 400 Queen's custodians, maintenance workers and technicians will stay at workContinue...

Settlement reached between University and public employees union

A tentative agreement between Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Queen’s administration was reached at noon on Aug. 6, avoiding a possible strike or lockout.Continue...

Late-night talks extend strike/lockout deadline

Though labour talks between Queen's administration and CUPE representatives were extended past the original July 29 deadline, a communications ban prevents any updates on negotiations until the new, Aug. 8 deadline.Continue...

Deadline looms for union

Three locals of the Canadian Union of Public Employees could be in a legal strike or lockout position as early as July 29.Continue...