PSAC 901

Union Gallery and PSAC 901 offers space for conversation and connection

Union Gallery is collaborating with PSAC 901 to create a space for discourse on the binary between student and worker experienced by international graduate students at Queen’s.Continue...

Education workers strike sparks response on campus

Queen’s stakeholders and local unions are commenting on the recent education workers strike action.

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International students in Canada can now work over 20 hours per week

The Government of Canada amended their policies for international students on student visas in Canada. The change in policy allows for international students to work off-campus in excess of 20 hours per week.Continue...

‘I want the air of freedom […] to go to Iran’: Kingston rallies for Mahsa Amini

A group of over 100 students, community members, and Kingston residents gathered outside Stauffer Library to rally in support of Mahsa Amini on Friday.Continue...

PSAC 901 demands Queen’s do more for COVID-19

In an open letter to Principal Patrick Deane, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) 901 said Queen’s is not doing enough to protect employees, students, and the Kingston community.Continue...

Queen’s and PSAC 901 enter arbitration for research assistant job classifications

In a social media post, PSAC 901—the union representing graduate workers on Queen’s campus—announced they are currently undergoing an arbitration process with the University about the classification of certain jobs.Continue...

Graduate students seek affordable housing after Queen’s housing complexes fill up

Graduate students say the lack of affordable housing spaces at the An Clachan and John Orr Tower are pushing them towards further housing precarity.Continue...

Queen’s-PSAC 901 agreement ratified by both bodies

On Mar. 19, Queen’s ratified a new collective agreement with graduate student workers following PSAC 901’s ratification of the agreement on Mar. 8.Continue...

PSAC 901 ratifies new collective agreement

On Mar. 8, PSAC 901’s membership voted in favour of ratifying a collective agreement with the University. A tentative agreement between Queen’s and PSAC 901 was reached Feb. 21, after which both parties left the bargaining table to ratify the agreement.Continue...

A look at unions in the 21st Century

Unionization in Canada isn’t uncommon, with the number of workers represented by a union holding steady at about 30 per cent for the last decade. Most of this is in the public sector.Continue...

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