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QUFA Digest Emails: January 2023

Dear Members, The Childcare Support Plan application deadline is February 1, 2023. More information here. The Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (Adjuncts) is accepting applications with a deadline of Monday February 6, 2023 for the winter term. More information here. Please join the QUFA Caucus → Learn More

QUFA Strike Vote Results

Dear QUFA Bargaining Unit Member, I am very happy to report that we have had an excellent show of support for our bargaining team and the priorities that they are advancing on our behalf at the bargaining table. The strike vote has closed, and the result is that over 82% → Learn More

Strike Vote FAQ

The QUFA Executive Committee authorized a strike vote starting on December 15, 2022 in anticipation of entering conciliation with the Administration in January 2023. If you need information you can’t find on this page or on the main Bargaining Page, do not hesitate to send us an email by clicking → Learn More

QUFA Digest Emails: December 2022

Dear Members, General Members Meeting to discuss the new legal framework of bargaining will be held on December 8 at 10:00 am. RSVP to Elizabeth Polnicky at ep43@queensu.ca to receive the Zoom link. More info here. The QUFA Fall General Meeting will be held on December 15 at 1pm. RSVP → Learn More

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: 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