On August 21, 2015, the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) announced that it had ratified its new collective agreement. As the Queen’s Board of Governors had already ratified the new agreement on August 18, 2015, the four-year deal is now in effect.
The agreement contains yearly salary increases of 1%, 1.25%, 1.5%, and 1.75%. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that establishes a process for considering and recommending a preferred pension option to QUFA members also forms part of the new agreement. If a merger with a jointly sponsored pension plan (JSPP) is the preferred option, the MOA specifies that entry into the JSPP will accomplished through collective bargaining.
The QUFA agreement also contains new protections for adjunct faculty, and establishes terms and conditions under which the university may contract with QUFA members to develop and revise online courses.
Complete details of the deal will be available on the QUFA website