Category Archives: Collective Bargaining

Queen’s Staff Union USW Local 2010 files for conciliation (24 May 2012)

Dear colleagues and fellow USW members, On Tuesday May 22, your union filed an application for conciliation with the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Our request for the assistance of a conciliation officer to help resolve our differences with the Administration … Continue reading

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CAUT Statement: International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (17 May 2012)

(May 17, 2012) On the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Canadian Association of University Teachers recognizes the work of tireless activists working to combat discrimination and violence against gay, lesbian, trans, bisexual, two-spirited, and queer communities. The eradication … Continue reading

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OCUFA Report: August 3, 2011

No-board issued at Queen’s, Queen’s high-risk labour strategy revealed in principal’s now-public letter In a June 25 letter to the university’s board of trustees, now made public, Queen’s principal, Daniel Woolf, told trustees that the administration’s current negotiating strategy could … Continue reading

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OCUFA Report: A robust turnout of QUFA members gives Queen’s negotiators a strike mandate

A robust turnout of QUFA members gives Queen’s negotiators a strike mandate July 20th, 2011 An overwhelming 78 per cent of members of the Queen’s University Faculty Association participated in a strike-mandate vote, held last week. Seventy-two per cent of … Continue reading

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From Queen’s Journal: June 28, 2011

Faculty strike possible: QUFA in negotiations with University QUFA President Paul Young said if negotiations between Queen’s faculty union and the University fail, “the result would be disastrous.” (Asad Chishti) “QUFA invites comments and corrections to this article.” A union … Continue reading

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OCUFA Report: June 22, 2011.

Tentative agreement at Laurier, Brescia launching certification drive, unanimous strike mandate vote at Western A tentative agreement covering contract academic staff at Wilfrid Laurier University was reached early last Thursday morning. A mediator from the Ontario Ministry of Labour had … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Petition against Government Interference in Collective Bargaining

Email from LabourStart, 22 June 2011: As trade unionists we understand that the right to free collective bargaining without interference from the state is fundamental to what we do. When the state interferes on behalf of an employer our rights … Continue reading

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