Negotiations begin with Queen’s academic assistants

Academic assistants are looking to reach an agreement before September.

With their collective agreement approaching its expiration date on August 31, academic assistants and Queen’s have begun the negotiation process for a new agreement.

Representing the academic assistants is the USW Local 2010-01. The current agreement dates back to 2010 and outlines the rights and responsibilities of both the University and academic assistants.

Bargaining began on June 2 and continued on June 9, 10 and all day on June 13.

Lisa Latour Colby from Queen’s Human Resources could not offer a comment on the specific issues being discussed at the bargaining table, but did say that the process is going well.

Any updates on the bargaining process will be posted on the Queen’s labour news website or on the Queen's labour news twitter feed.

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