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.
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.
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
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.
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).