Research Assistants Negotiations Update October 18

Dear Research Assistant Rockstars,


Fair wages are important and you are invited to your Research Assistant meeting:


There will be free pizza, and a draw for a 100$ gift card for Black Dog Hospitality restaurants in Kingston!


First Contract Negotiations Update

Thursday, October 18 at 6:00pm

Robert Sutherland Hall in room 554


Ask questions, get informed, and mobilize for your rights!

You’ll receive a bonus ballot for the 100$ gift card draw if you bring a RA friend with you!


You may be aware that Research Assistants (RAs) are currently meeting with the employer (Queen’s University) to negotiate your first Collective Agreement! What this means is, we are asking for fair wages, health and dental benefits, paid sick days, health and safety, and strong hiring policies!

For the last 4-months, the RA Bargaining Team has been in negotiations. Now, there are very important matters to discuss that will guide your union’s next actions. It is imperative you join us on ThursdayOctober 18 at 6pm.

Both current or past Research Assistants are invited. It is important that you keep in touch, involved, and in the know about what is happening and the next steps to get a fair first contract. Being informed and talking to a union representative are essential.

We are here for you. Want to meet with our Campaign Assistant one on one or have a phone chat? Reply to this email with your availability.


In solidarity,


Suhaylah Sequeira


PSAC Local 901


Stéphanie McKnight

RA Campaign Assistant




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