News (Archive)

Past PSAC Local 901 News

29 August 2017: PSAC 901 Endorses Access Without Fear Motion

20 August 2017: Call for JHSC Members

18 August 2017: Updated PSAC 901 Office Hours

12 August 2017: Labour Day Parade and Picnic 

25 July 2017: PSAC Solidarity Caravan

25 July 2017: Unit 1 Bargaining Campaign Assistant Posting

25 July 2017: Unit 1 Bargaining Continues

20 July 2017: Postdoc Summer BBQ 

26 June 2017: Childcare Bursary Meeting 

13 June 2017: PSAC 901 Office Moved to Robert Sutherland 547

9 June 2017: Unit 1 Negotiations Begin

30 May 2017: Postdoc Childcare Benefits Applications Due July 18

24 May 2017: Postdocs Get Doctor Through Queen’s Family Health Team

20 April 2017: Unit 1 New Negotiations 

7 April 2017: PSAC Asks Member Participation in Equal Pay Day Rally 

6 April 2017: RA Unionization Front Page News 

6 April 2017: Queen’s Journal Features Postdoc Contract

3 April 2017: Postdoc Agreement Ratified 

27 March 2017: RAs Gain Right to Unionize 

23 March 2017: AGM March 30th

20 March 2017: 2017-18 Executive and Moderator Nominations 

17 March 2017: Postdoc Vote Ratification of Collective Agreement

10 March 2017: I Count Queen’s Equity Census 

27 February 2017: TA/TF Bargaining Survey

27 February 2017: SGM February 27 at 6pm

22 February 2017: Ratification Vote Sessions

15 February 2017: Postdocs Reach Tentative Agreement

9 February 2017: Postdoc Valentine’s Lunch and Teach-in

27 January 2017: PSAC Local 901 News Update

22 December 2016: PSAC Ontario Donates $850 to AMS Food Bank

7 December 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Postdoctoral Scholars at Queen’s University welcomed to Alma Mater Society Food Bank in time for the Holidays

6 December 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Queen’s University Postdocs challenge employer to match food bank donation

24 November 2016: Communiqué November 24, 2016 Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2 : Will Queen’s University Postdocs be ‘scrooged’ this Holiday Season?

2 November 2016: Special General Meeting November 9th at 6:00pm

1 November 2016: Communiqué Oct 28, 2016: Conciliation continues: University hesitates at creative solution

21 October 2016: Letter of Support from  UAW Local 5810

17 October 2016: Communiqué October 18, 2016  Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2  Postdocs send strong message to Employer:  Get back to the table and offer a fair contract now!

6 October 2016: Queen’s breaks off Conciliation early after union counter proposal –  Strike mandate vote meetings scheduled for Oct. 13, 14 and 17

5 October 2016: Station 14 Media Coverage: Interview with Postdoc Monique Giroux.

4 October 2016: Queen’s University Postdocs appeal for childcare benefits and equity with other employees.

31 August 2016:  Queen’s Postdocs in bargaining for fair wages make  Mr. Noodle donation to “cash-strapped” University

27 August 2016: PSAC Local 555 Letter of Support for PSAC Local 901 Unit 2

22 August 2016: News: Strike Info Session; Graduate Welcome and Resource Fair; Teaching Development Day and First Stewards’ Council Meeting

20 August 2016: We Are Currently Seeking Joint Health and Safety Committee Representatives!

18 August 2016: Communiqué August 18, 2016  Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2   It’s crunch time! Postdocs must attend strike information settings!

13 August 2016: Communiqué August 12, 2016  Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2    Employer’s position over wages a slap in the face for postdocs – is it time for action?

11 August 2016: Postdocs push hard line for equity: Communiqué August 10, 2016  Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2

5 August 2016: Queen’s low-balls postdocs – Bargaining team unimpressed! Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2

21 July 2016: Communiqué July 19, 2016  Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2    Queen’s aiming to prioritize our demands

18 July 2016: Communiqué July 18, 2016 Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2   Team proposes economic package to address postdoc precarity and gender wage gap in postdoc salaries!

14 July 2016: Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2  Team signs final non-monetary demand!

14 July 2016: 2017 PSAC NATIONAL EQUITY CONFERENCE 

14 July 2016: LABOUR DAY IN THE PARK PARADE 

14 July 2016: SAVE OUR PRISON FARM SURVEY 

21 July 2016: COMMUNIQUÉ JULY 19, 2016 BARGAINING TEAM REPORT FOR PSAC 901 UNIT 2 QUEEN’S AIMING TO PRIORITIZE OUR DEMANDS

18 July 2016: COMMUNIQUÉ JULY 18, 2016 BARGAINING TEAM REPORT FOR PSAC 901 UNIT 2 TEAM PROPOSES ECONOMIC PACKAGE TO ADDRESS POSTDOC PRECARITY AND GENDER WAGE GAP IN POSTDOC SALARIES!

14 July 2016: BARGAINING TEAM REPORT FOR PSAC 901 UNIT 2 TEAM SIGNS FINAL NON-MONETARY DEMAND!

14 July 2016: 2017 PSAC NATIONAL EQUITY CONFERENCES

14 July 2016: LABOUR DAY IN THE PARK PARADE

14 July 2016: SAVE OUR PRISON FARM SURVEY

12 July 2016: BARGAINING TEAM REPORT FOR PSAC 901 UNIT 2 HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: A GREAT DAY FOR NEGOTIATING! 

8 July 2016: LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS: COALITION OF ONTARIO ACADEMIC LOCALS CONFERENCE

8 July 2016: CLC YOUNG WORKERS’ SUMMIT IN OTTAWA FROM OCTOBER 23 -25, 2016

7 July 2016: CLC RISE UP HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE – OCTOBER 20-23, 2016

25 June 2016: HIRING: MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPER – DEADLINE 25 JULY

23 June 2016: HIRING: ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF MEMBER – DEADLINE 18 JULY

16 June 2016: THE HEAT IS ON: ANOTHER BARGAINING SESSION AND HOT BBQ! BARGAINING TEAM COMMUNIQUÉ JUNE 14, 2016

15 June 2016: STRIKE OR HOME RUN TO WIN POSTDOC BBQ 14 JUNE

9 June 2016: JUNE 8TH NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

4 June 2016: COMMUNIQUÉ JUNE 3, 2016: TGIF! PSAC 901 NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EMPLOYER CONTINUED TODAY!

31 May 2016: COMMUNIQUÉ MAY 31, 2016: PSAC 901 UNIT 2 NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EMPLOYER STARTED TODAY!

5 May 2016: PSAC LOCAL 901 CHILDCARE BURSARY DEADLINE MAY 15TH

8 April 2016: ELECTION RESULTS, ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MINUTES, AND MORE

4 April 2016: SOLIDARITY WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER – TORONTO

17 March 2016: HIRING: CARTOON ARTIST

17 March 2016: POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS BARGAINING

17 March 2016: PSAC 901 STATEMENT IN SOLIDARITY WITH CONTRACT FACULTY MEMBERS

13 April 2016: URGENT: HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING UNIT 1 LETTER FROM PRESIDENT

8 February 2016: Hiring Social Event Planner – Immediate

4 January 2016: PSAC 901 office closure from Dec. 17th, 2015 to Jan. 4th, 2016

4 January 2016:  November 2015 Election results

8 September 2015: Joint Health and Safety Committee Representatives

4 September 2015: Postdoc Collective Agreement Ratified

16 July 2015: Job Call! Hiring! Administrative Staff Member 

15 June 2015: Post-Secondary Scholarships for 2015

30 April 2015: Postdoc Family Summer BBQ

13 April 2015: Childcare Committee Meeting