September 15, 2016

KINGSTON, ON – Yesterday, the AMS Board of Directors held a special meeting to approve steps to address the workplace culture of the AMS Pub Services.

The Board struck a special committee to investigate the issue which will be chaired by Mike Blair, a former Board chair, and will include a University representative.

The Board also took immediate action and resolved the following:
– There will be no TAPS socials for the remainder of the year;
– A representative from the AMS Human Resources Office will sit in on service   staff interviews during the Fall and Winter Hiring periods.
– Future TAPS training week will be dry.
– Both Queen’s Pub and the Underground will be closed during the week of Homecoming and Frost Week.

“We take the health and safety of our employees seriously” said Dave Walker, Vice President (Operations) on behalf of the AMS Executive, “We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive work environment for the AMS.”

Please direct all media inquiries to Bianca Balazic, AMS Director of Communications, at communications@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

BACKGROUNDER

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – https://www.myams.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 17,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. There are over 100 student volunteers and 500 paid staff.

The AMS Pub Services (TAPS)

The AMS Pub Services consists of the Queen’s Pub (QP) and the Underground night club. This is an entirely student run service on the Queen’s University campus. TAPS employs 110 staff and 8 managers.

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Queen’s University sits on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee & Anishinaabe peoples.
L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.
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