Unit 1 Communiqué #2: Negotiations Begin June 6, 2017

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COMMUNIQUÉ #2

JUNE 6, 2017

THE PSAC LOCAL 901 UNIT 1 BARGAINING TEAM REPORT

NEGOTIATIONS WITH QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY EMPLOYER BEGIN! 

Greetings Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows,

 

On Monday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 7th, your PSAC Local 901 Unit 1 Bargaining Team met with your Employer. With PSAC Negotiator Jawara Gairey at the table, we presented several non-monetary proposals and housekeeping items from our expired Collective Agreement.

 

The Queen’s University Employer Bargaining Team is:

Kim McAuley (Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies)

Lynn O’Malley (Department Manager, Chemical Engineering)

Lynda Jessup (Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences)

Dan McKewon (Associate Vice-Principle of Faculty of Relations)

 

Your Bargaining Team consists of Alexander Rey (Civil Engineering), Stéfy McKnight (Cultural Studies) and Craig Berggold (President, PSAC Local 901).

 

Progress was made signing off on the following housekeeping items:

 

Article 3: Definitions

Article 5: Union Representation and Activities

Article 9: Joint Union Management Committee

Article 13: Probationary Employees

Article 19: Holidays and Vacation Pay

Article 20: No Discrimination/No Harassment/No Violence

 

We have also signed a new article called “Safe Disclosure” that ensures TA/TF whistleblowing protection. Please remember that any changes to the Collective Agreement are subject to ratification by the membership’s vote. These signed articles will only take effect once the Collective Agreement has been completely ratified at the end of the negotiation process.

 

You can expect a communiqué from us by email, web bulletin and social media after every meeting with the employer.

 

If you would like to get involved, have any questions and concerns about this contract renewal process, or about your current working conditions, please send us an email to info@psac901.org.

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Your Unit 1 Bargaining Team,

 

Alexander, Craig, Jawara and Stéfy

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