News: Strike Info Session; Graduate Welcome and Resource Fair; Teaching Development Day and First Stewards’ Council Meeting
Wednesday, August 24th
Strike Information Sessions for Postdocs
12:00PM & 5:30PM at
Your Postdoctoral Scholars (UNIT 2) have been bargaining consistently over the last month. Your Postdoc Bargaining Team has been listening to the University’s position, taking into account their concerns with each pass. We remain firmly committed to achieving the membership’s mandate for fair wage increases, reasonable childcare benefits, access to healthcare and an opportunity to participate in professional development We are continuing to fight for our demands. Read the latest communiqué here.
Tuesday, September 6th
Graduate Welcome and Resource Fair
9:30AM to 11:00AM at Athletics & Recreation Centre, Main Gym Queen’s University
Come see us with questions about your Collective Agreement, bargaining, how to get involved, or just to say hi. We are here for you.
PSAC Local 901 Representatives in attendance:
President: Craig Berggold
Vice-President Community Relations: Lesley Jaimeson
Information Officer: Stéfy McKnight
Teaching Development Day 901 Workshop Understanding the Collective Agreement
11:30AM to 12:30PM Mackintosh Corry Hall, Room D216.
Each year Queen’s University brings together teaching assistants (TAs), teaching fellows (TFs), postdoctoral scholars, students and faculty from across disciplines to collaborate and build strong, inclusive communities of teaching and learning. The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 901 will be hosting a workshop on understanding how the Collective Agreement operates at Queen’s for TAs/TFs and Postdocs, what benefits it offers, standardized hiring practices, grievance procedures and more. Please bring your questions or concerns regarding new and current work contracts. We hope to see everyone there – both new and returning members alike! Speakers: PSAC Local 901 President Craig Berggold, Vice-President Community Relations Lesley Jamieson and Information Officer Stéfy McKnight.
Tuesday, September 27th
First Stewards’ Council Meeting
6:00PM Location to be announced.
All members of PSAC Local 901 are invited to come to our first Stewards’ Council of the year! On September 27th at 6PM, location TBD, your Local Executive and Stewards will meet to prepare for the upcoming year. Stewards are departmental union representatives that act as a link between the broader membership and the executive, they meet monthly to share information and concerns, develop strategies to keep the membership informed about workplace and union issues and help plan events. Stewards have a wide range of responsibilities and are an integral part of our community. Whether you are interested in becoming a steward or want to see what we do, we hope to see you there!