Queen’s breaks off Conciliation early after union counter proposal – Strike mandate vote meetings scheduled for Oct. 13, 14 and 17

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Queen’s University Postdoctoral Scholars

Communiqué Oct 5, 2016

Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2

 Queen’s breaks off Conciliation early after union counter proposal –  Strike mandate vote meetings scheduled for Oct. 13, 14 and 17

Negotiations with Queen’s University came to an impasse in late summer. Today your Postdoc Bargaining Team and the employer engaged in their first day of Conciliation with the Ontario Labour Relations Board appointed Conciliator, Diane Bull. The Conciliator met with both teams separately and proposals were exchanged. Queen’s University did not respond to our last proposal even though we moved on several issues, instead breaking off conciliation early. Future Conciliation dates are yet to be determined.

The postdoc bargaining team is dedicated to achieving our membership’s mandate for fair wage increases, access to health care, reasonable childcare benefits and an opportunity to participate in professional development.

We would like to thank Aaron Franks for his participation on the Bargaining Team and wish him the best in his new endeavours. We welcome Monique Giroux from the Dan School of Drama and Music, who has proven to be a great addition to your Bargaining Team.

For our most recent media coverage, please visit http://www.station14.ca/video.html?id=5045.

We are conducting strike mandate votes over the next two weeks:

STRIKE MANDATE VOTE MEETINGS

October 13 at 12 noon  – Dunning Rm 12

October 13 at 5:30pm – Dunning Rm 12

October 14 at 12 noon – JDUC John Orr Rm (344)

October 14 at 5:30pm – JDUC Sutherland Rm (204)

October 17 at 12:00 noon – JDUC Sutherland Rm (204)

You will receive a communication from us by email, web bulletin and social media after every meeting with the employer.

Please contact VP-Postdocs Silja Freitag at vppd@psac901.org for more information.

In solidarity,

Your Bargaining Team                                                                                                                            http://psac901.org/#bargaining

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