SAVE THE DATE: QUFA Town Hall and Virtual Q&A Sessions

QUFA Members are invited to participate in virtual Town Hall and Q&A sessions to find out the latest information about bargaining QUFA Town Hall QUFA Members are invited to join QUFA Co-Chief Negotiators and the QUFA Job Action Committee for a bargaining update and to find out about the next → Learn More

Announcements: QUFA Solidarity with CUPE-OSBCU Education Workers

Dear QUFA Members, The QUFA Executive extends a message of solidarity to education workers in Ontario, represented by CUPE-Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU), and condemns the Ontario government’s tabled back-to-work legislation and threats to invoke the notwithstanding clause to shield this legislation from constitutional and legal challenges. The → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: November 2022

Dear Members, The Childcare Support Plan application deadline is February 1, 2023. More information here. The QUFA Fall General Meeting will be held on December 15 at 1pm. RSVP to Elizabeth Polnicky at ep43@queensu.ca to receive the Zoom link. The Agenda will be sent out on December 8. There are → Learn More

Bargaining Alerts: QUFA Bargaining Alert #8

Dear QUFA Members, Please find our eighth Bargaining Alert at the link pasted below. Please reply to this email with comments or questions. https://www.qufa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/8-QUFA-Alert-13-Oct.-2022.pdf Cheers, Amy Kaufman & Leslie Jermyn (Co-Chief Negotiators) On behalf of the Bargaining Team  

Announcements: Fall Term Return message from QUFA

Dear QUFA Members; I hope that you have had a restful and productive summer. As we approach September our minds turn to preparations for fall term classes. As directed by Membership at our special general meeting in May, QUFA has had discussions with the University about health and safety issues → Learn More

Announcements: Childcare Support Plan Deadline 2022/2023

The deadline to apply for Childcare Support Plan is February 1, 2023. The application is now available on-line at https://queensuca.sharepoint.com/sites/HR-employees/SitePages/Childcare-Support-Plan.aspx Please contact your Human Resources Advisor, not QUFA, if you have any questions about this benefit. Deadlines are strict, so please make sure you mark your calendars and submit the paperwork → Learn More

Announcements: An Official Welcome From the University Pension Plan

Dear Members, Tomorrow marks an important milestone for University Pension Plan (UPP) and the beginning of our journey with you – our members. On July 1, 2021, UPP will formally assume responsibility for administering the pensions and investing the assets of its predecessor plans. This landmark realizes the historic vision → Learn More

Announcements: QUFA Operational Response to Covid-19

Dear QUFA Members, As you are aware, things are changing rapidly with regard to how institutions are responding to the threats posed by Covid-19. QUFA will remain in step with public health authorities’ advice and with decisions made by Queen’s in determining its own operational response. During the same period, → Learn More

Announcements: Advisory on Outfitting Home Offices

Dear Members, There have been a number of questions raised with QUFA around purchasing equipment for home offices in light of COVID-19 and remote working. There are a number of options available to you to pay for the purchase of equipment for a home office and to manage remote teaching. → Learn More

QUFA COVID-19 Letter of Understanding

Dear Members, Please find attached an introduction and explanation for the agreement recently signed between QUFA and Queen’s to govern certain aspects of work while the COVID emergency prevails. The actual agreements can be found on the QUFA website here: QUFA COVID-19 Information We recommend that you read the brief → Learn More