Communiqué November 24, 2016 Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2 : Will Queen’s University Postdocs be ‘scrooged’ this Holiday Season?

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Queen’s University Postdoctoral Scholars
Communiqué November 24, 2016
Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2

Will Queen’s University Postdocs be ‘scrooged’ this Holiday Season?

The conciliation session with Conciliator Diane Bull and the university on November 22 became intense as the night went on. We were discouraged with the university’s opposition to raise postdoc wages to an appropriate minimum salary. Our team offered the employer a solution that would actually save money. We were left wondering: why is the employer stalling?

Queen’s has created yet another delay, forcing us to wait until they supply us with the disclosure we require to do a costing analysis. Until this happens we are unable to respond to their latest pass.

We insist that the employer ensures that we receive the disclosure we need to continue conciliation as soon as possible. We cannot imagine how difficult it would be for our postdocs to worry that they might get ‘scrooged’ by Queen’s as we enter this Holiday Season.

You will receive a communication from us by email, web bulletin and social media after every meeting with the employer.

Please contact VP-Postdocs Silja Freitag at vppd@psac901.org for more information.

In solidarity,

Your Bargaining Team http://psac901.org/#bargaining

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