Unions

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...

PSAC won’t crack despite pressure from Queen’s

Earlier this month, after eighteen months of bargaining, Queen’s post-docs delivered a 92 per cent strike authorization vote.Continue...

Collective bargaining is necessary

When it comes to bargaining, a union offers a highly democratic space for Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Teaching Fellows (TFs) to collectively set their agenda for how to improve working, living and learning conditions for ourselves and others at Queen’s and in Kingston.

It’s in this spirit that Queen’s undergraduate TAs and Research Assistants can consider the Queen’s TA/TF union an organization they can turn to for advice regarding workplace issues especially in the wake of legislation like Bill 115.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...

Adminstration and Faculty union reach tentative agreement

Negotiators did what they could "to avert crisis on campus," says Faculty Association president Paul YoungContinue...

Faculty union and administration take break from mediation to consider offers

After more than 18 hours of bargaining, Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and University administration postponed mediation talks.Continue...