United Steelworkers Local 2010

Biosciences Auditorium & Atrium
2 Ratification Sessions will be held to accommodate all Members

Session #1:
WHO: For Members with the last name beginning with A-M
WHEN: 10:05am-12:30pm
WHERE: Biosciences Auditorium (presentation) and Atrium (vote)

Session #2:
WHO: For Members with the last name beginning with N-Z
WHEN: 12:35pm-3:00pm
WHERE: Biosciences Auditorium (presentation) and Atrium (vote)

Please email us at ac.0102wsunull@tcatnoc if you have questions.

Bargaining Blaze #6 – Ratification Vote

As many of you know, our final conciliation meeting with the Employer was held on August 13, 2015. Following this meeting, we were required to work through several logistical details with our Canadian National Office, as well as the Employer.

The Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we now have a tentative final offer to present. This offer will be presented to the members for review and a ratification vote. Members will be able to review the changes to the Collective Agreement at the meeting with the guidance of the Bargaining Committee. This vote will be the only opportunity for members to vote on the new CA, as the secret paper ballot vote will be conducted on the same day as the presentation.

The details of the ratification vote are as follows:

DATE: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
LOCATION: Main Campus
TIME: To be determined

We are still working out some of the final logistics for this meeting and will communicate them with you soon by email.

We encourage ALL Members to continue to watch our website for communications regarding the final stages of the bargaining process.

As always, USW Local 2010 remains committed to moving toward a new Collective Agreement that respects the value we add as employees to the University.

Please email us at ac.0102wsunull@tcatnoc if you have questions.

Breaking News – Bargaining Blaze #5

After 28 hours of straight negotiations, mediated by the Ministry of Labour Conciliator, Greg Long, USW Local 2010 and the Employer reached tentative agreements on many of the issues that were being bargaining. This is a significant step toward reaching a new collective agreement between the parties.

However, we have not reached a tentative agreement on the full Collective Agreement. A key issue — Pension — remains outstanding.

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Job Action Centre

For all of the information you need related to Bargaining, Job Action and Strike Information, please see our new Job Action Centre

Job Action – Strike Mandate Information

See important information on Job Action – Strike Mandate page.
Make sure to attend the information session July 28, 2015, at 12 noon, in Dunning 14, Main Campus, for more information. Union cards will be required, but members without cards will be able to check their name at the door.

Bargaining Blaze

July 27, 2015 – Bargaining Blaze #4
Upcoming Conciliation Date

The Bargaining Committee had conciliation dates on July 13 and 14, 2015. This process is very difficult and, despite significant movement from the Union, little progress was made on the Employer side towards negotiating a fair collective agreement. We have an upcoming date on July 29, 2015 that we are hopeful will be more promising. The Committee met on Friday July 24, 2015 to review the issues on the table and prepare to continue negotiations. Your Bargaining Committee continues to work hard to deliver a fair deal that reflects our true value to the Employer.

The coming weeks will be crucial in determining the outcome of the bargaining process. We need our members to be informed of the issues and ready to show their support of the Bargaining Committee to the Employer.

Watch our Twitter, and Facebook for updates and future actions to support bargaining.

If you want to help out, please contact us at ac.0102wsunull@tcatnoc.

July 6, 2015 – Bargaining Blaze #3
Conciliation Dates Secured

We have secured dates with Greg Long, the Conciliation Officer from the Ministry of Labour, for July 13 and 14, 2015. During these meetings, we will attempt to come to a resolution with the Employer on a number of important issues.

June 24, 2015 – Bargaining Blaze #2
Conciliation Officer Called In

Your USW 2010 Bargaining Committee is working hard to create a Collective Agreement that is fair to everyone: our members and Queen’s. We met again this morning with the Employer, but it was clear that we are not close on several key issues that matter to our members… Read More

Bargaining Blaze
June 23, 2015 – Bargaining Blaze #1
Progress in Bargaining Stalled Due to Disregard for Our Issues

Your USW 2010 Bargaining Committee is working hard to create a Collective Agreement that is fair to everyone: our members and Queen’s. We met again with the Employer on June 15, 16 & 19 in the hopes of moving closer to achieving that goal. But, after weeks of talks, our efforts and progress have been stalled because the Employer is simply unwilling to engage with us on many of the key issues brought forward by USW members. 

leaflet singleHere are the items for which we continue to seek meaningful dialogue and resolution: Read More
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Queen’s University Employees Join Forces to Protect Pensions

KINGSTON, Ont. – Unions representing more than 7,000 Queen’s University employees and pensioners are joining forces to seek an agreement with the university to ensure improved pension protection and long-term sustainability for their members.

A pension co-operation agreement was signed today by representatives of the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), United Steelworkers (USW), Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

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