Local 2010-01 will begin bargaining with the Employer later this year. The Academic Assistant bargaining unit is comprised of ~150 Members working in many Departments across the University. Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with the details. If you have questions regarding the process of bargaining a new contract, please email: email@example.com.
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Proposals for your Review:
In the interest of engaging as many Academic Assistants as possible during the bargaining process, your Bargaining Committee will share the language proposals they will develop on your behalf.
Check back later in the Spring for proposal details.
Questions and comments about proposals can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Bargaining Committee will develop a short survey (~9-11 minutes). Please watch your Queen’s email for more information (check your junk mail folder).
Survey data will be shared below for Members to review.
It’s time to negotiate a better Collective Agreement
The role of the bargaining committee is to negotiate the best possible collective agreement that reflects the priorities of the membership.
Bargaining Committee Composition
There will be 3 positions on the Bargaining Committee, the Unit Chair, plus 2 Members. The election will establish the 2 committee positions.
To be eligible for election to the Bargaining Committee, Members must be in ‘good standing’, meaning they must be dues-paying members of the Local 2010-01 bargaining unit (Academic Assistants).
Bargaining Committee Responsibilities
- Survey the membership regarding bargaining issues;
- Development, review and revision of bargaining proposals;
- Ensure members’ priorities and concerns are reflected in the proposals;
Attend negotiations at the bargaining table as a key part of the union team;
- Decide which proposals to withdraw, which ones to revise and which ones to retain during negotiations;
- Recommend acceptance or rejection of a tentative agreement and explain to the membership how their priorities and concerns are reflected in the settlement.
Bargaining Committee Nominations
The nomination period for the Academic Assistant Bargaining Committee opened April 3, 2023 and closed on April 6, 2023.
One nomination/self-nomination was submitted by the deadline. The nomination received was verified for eligibility and acclaimed. No electronic election process will now take place.
View this link for more information: https://conta.cc/42WupDX
There will be 3 positions on the Bargaining Committee, the Unit Chair, plus 2 Members. This nomination period established 1 committee position.
In accordance with the USW Constitution, the Local 2010 Executive Board is able to appoint a Committee Member(s) if positions are still available. Please send an email to email@example.com if you are interested in this position.
Review the details below to see who will be representing you this round of bargaining with the Employer.
LOCAL 2010-01 BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP:
Sidra Shafique (Acclaimed Member)
Member (open position)
Matthew Lee, Academic Assistant Unit Chair
Matthew Lee, AA Unit Chair
Matthew is an Academic Assistant with the Faculty of Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer in Ontario and works as a Senior Engineer with Transport Canada outside the university. This will be Matthew’s second round of AA bargaining with the Employer.
Sidra Shafique, Acclaimed Member
Sidra Shafique is a Research Associate in the Faculty of Health Sciences – Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University. She got her Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Toxicology,and Biomedical Sciences. Sidra is a senior Academic Assistant and remained a successful AA for BHSc IDIS 173 ONL course. She is an active member of the DBMS EDIIA committee and is familiar with the principles of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigeneity, and Accessibility. Her goal is service, training, skill development, networking, and growing as an active Academic Assistant Bargaining Committee member. Sidra likes reading books and volunteering as an instructor.
Assistance | Support
Kelly J. Orser
Co-Chief Spokesperson, President, and Bargaining Committee Chair
Co-Chief Spokesperson, Vice-President, and Senior Grievance Officer
USW Staff Representative
Bargaining Committee Assistant and Office Administrator
The 2010-01 Collective Agreement for Academic Assistants will expire August 31, 2023.
Notice to the Employer
The Union will deliver our Notice to Bargain to the Employer on June 1, 2023, 90 days before the expiration of the agreement, in accordance with the Labour Relations Act.