To view the November issue of QUFA Voices click here.
Dear Colleagues, This email serves as the one month notification to remind you that following consultation with the University and QUFA through the JCAA for the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement, the Office of Research Ethics Compliance will be implementing mandatory research ethics training for all research team members, including faculty, librarians → Learn More
Please see here for updates: http://unbcfa.ca/bargaining-updates-2019/ Please send messages of support to: UNBCFA.email@example.com
QUFA Lunch and Learn Having Difficult Discussions: November 11, 2019 (12:15 pm – 1 pm) Join us for soup and conversation at the University Club. https://qufa.ca/event/lunch-and-learn-having-difficult-discussions/ RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 9. Effective Communication: December 3, 2019(12:15 pm -1 pm) Join us for soup and conversation at the University Club. https://qufa.ca/event/lunch-and-learn-effective-communication/ → Learn More
The deadlines to apply for the 2019-2020 academic year are November 1 for the fall term and February 28 for the winter term. The application is now available on-line. Please contact your Human Resources Advisor, not QUFA, if you have any questions about this benefit. Deadlines are strict, so please → Learn More
October 16, 2019 email from Human Resources Department <HRDEPT-L@LISTS.QUEENSU.CA>; on behalf of; VP Finance and Administration <vpfa@QUEENSU.CA> Dear Colleagues, The creation of the new University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP) and the transfer of assets and liabilities from the existing university pension plans is a complex process. The current university pension → Learn More
Queen’s employees will soon have a new benefits provider as well as an enhanced benefits plan. Following a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process through the spring and summer 2019, Manulife has been selected as the new employee and retiree benefits provider for Queen’s University. In late 2016, the university asked all → Learn More
Dear Members, Please note that the new QUFA-Queen’s University Collective Agreement begins on May 1st, 2019. Due to the unique nature of bargaining in December, as a result of the UPP consent process, MOAs were signed with the intention to update the relevant articles of the Collective Agreement in the → Learn More
Dear Colleagues, Welcome back! As we settle into a new year, I want to share with you an information sheet QUFA has prepared on the topic of negotiating our relationships, as faculty and librarians, with our students. This social terrain has changed dramatically since many of us were students. Recently, → Learn More
Dear QUFA Members, Welcome back. I hope that your term has gotten off to a great start. To help ease back into teaching, QUFA is hosting a free BBQ on Thursday (September 12) for QUFA members and their families. The BBQ runs from 4:30-6:00pm in Breakwater Park just across the → Learn More
Dear Colleagues, Another significant milestone has been achieved towards the creation of the University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP). We are extremely pleased to share that the required consent threshold has been surpassed at Queen’s University, enabling the conversion to the UPP to proceed. UPP consent thresholds were also met at → Learn More
Dear Members, A few matters have arisen that we want to bring to your attention. University Pension Plan Consent: The phase for non-union members of the Queen’s Pension Plan to consent and for retirees to object to moving to the UPP has ended. Sufficient consent was received from pension plan → Learn More
After many years of proudly serving the QUFA Membership, Ramneek decided it was time to move on to seek new opportunities.
In the meantime, please stay tuned to QUFA communications over the summer. We are also watching closely to see if the government will be imposing wage caps on the sector (which could affect our next Collective Agreement even if this one is safe) and on the tying of university funding → Learn More
Download May 2019 QUFA Voices here
2019. May 13 “Doug Ford’s War on the Universities” 2019, April 24 “Sounding and Alarm” 2019, April 16 “From Scapegoating to Mandatory Retirement”
Michael Conlon, OCUFA Executive Director to speak at QUFA Council Meeting on May 16, 2019 on “Universities Under Ford: Current Challenges, Looming Threats” from 1:30-3:00, presentation open to all members, To view presentation click here.