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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...

Ready to strike

Queen's administration filed a No Board Report on July 25, calling an end to conciliation meetings with QUFA.Continue...

Stand-off on labour talks

QUFA President Paul Young and Queen's Provost Bob Silverman weigh in on the ongoing labour negotiations from either side of the bargaining table.Continue...

Faculty strike possible

The Queen's University Faculty Association has set a June 30 deadline to reach an agreement with the administration.Continue...

QUFA and Ontario workers union take Ford government to court

Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) is joining the Ontario Federation of Labour and other unions across Ontario in a lawsuit against the Government of Ontario.Continue...

QUFA votes to oppose IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA)—the main faculty union on campus—has voted to formally oppose the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism at their general meeting.Continue...

Bargaining between PSAC and Queen’s sees QUFA involved

Graduate student workers at Queen’s, led by PSAC 901, have continued their bargaining efforts for increased mental health support, paid sexual violence training, and gender affirmation leave.Continue...

Provincial consultations leave faculty dissatisfied as pension changes loom

In 2009, the mandatory retirement age was eliminated in Canada on the basis of age discrimination. Ten years later, some senior post-secondary faculty might be forced out anyway.Continue...

Cartoon: For senior faculty, Ford crashes the party

Once Ontario’s 2019 budget bill is passed at Queen’s Park, senior faculty across the province’s post-secondary sector could soon face a choice between retirement and a decreased salary. Under the new law, the province will have the authority to reduce—including reduce to zero—salaries of post-secondary faculty, once they begin receiving pension payments. The choice between receiving pension payments and retiring won’t be an option for faculty because citizens must legally begin taking their pension at age 71 in Canada.Continue...

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