QMUNITY concludes union bargaining, announces 4-day work week

February 12, 2024

QMUNITY is happy to announce that, in collaboration with our union (CUPE 1936), we are moving to a four-day work week. Our operating hours of Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm will remain unchanged.

At QMUNITY, we focus on improving the lives and mental health of 2SLGBTQIA+ people. Especially as we continue to move through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are re-examining what it means to work, and it feels aligned and important to us to prioritize our staff’s wellness by offering a better work-life balance. 

We know that the service delivery that our community members have come to expect from QMUNITY is rooted in the people who work here, and doing our part to support our staff’s wellness will reinforce the sustainability and consistency that is needed by the people we serve. 

This new model will extend daily hours, allowing our staff more time in their day to connect with each other, and to deepen their practice as service providers. Our staff will have designated time  to share and learn from each other over a cup of coffee, engage external partners, or listen to a podcast that will give them insight into 2SLGBTQIA+ issues.

For those who are accessing our services, we want you to know that QMUNITY is here for you, and our staff will continue to respond to your calls and emails. Our Q-Desk is still available for information and referrals on the same schedule of Mon-Fri, 10-6, and all of our groups are running at their usual times. 

If you work directly with a QMUNITY staff member, it is likely that they will have a new schedule, and they will be happy to share their new availability with you. 

Thank you for believing in QMUNITY, and celebrating with us as we continue to invest in 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, including our own team.

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