QUFA ratifies new collective agreement
The negotiations between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) are now one step closer to reaching a conclusion with a majority of QUFA members voting to accept the contract offer.
The two sides reached a tentative agreement on August 15. The next step in the process is ratification by the Queen’s Board of Trustees.
“I will be recommending to the Board that they approve this agreement,” says Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf. “Both sides have worked very hard to reach this point and I’m looking forward to turning our collective focus onto the coming academic year.”
The Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet this Monday, August 29, to review the proposed contract. It is expected that results of that deliberation will be released later that day. Details of the agreement will be published only once the deal has been ratified by the Board.
QUFA members participated in ratification voting over a three-day period this week. This round of collective bargaining began in January of this year. Bargaining took place over 29 days, with an additional six days of conciliation and four days of mediation.
QUFA represents approximately 1,350 university faculty, librarians and archivists.
To learn more about the new collective agreement, please check back for updates at http://www.queensu.ca/labournews/