Communiqué February 13, 2017 Queen’s University Postdoctoral Scholars Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2

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Communiqué February 13, 2017

Bargaining Team Report for PSAC 901 Unit 2

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Queen’s and the Postdoc Bargaining Team reach a Tentative Agreement

The February 13 conciliation session with Conciliator Diane Bull and the university resulted in a tentative renewal of the collective agreement, covering the Postdoctoral Scholars (PSAC local 901, Unit 2) at Queen’s University. The tentative deal includes gains such as increases to the minimum salary, childcare benefits and access to the Queen’s Family Health Unit for Postdoctoral Scholars and their family members. If ratified by the membership, the new contract will expire on June 30, 2020.

The Postdoctoral Scholar union and Queen’s University have been at the bargaining table since May 2016, entering conciliation in late 2016. The gains made in this tentative collective agreement renewal would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the Postdoc Bargaining Committee, Chief Negotiator MaryAnne Laurico, the Postdoc Bargaining Team, PSAC Research Officer Mathieu Brûlé, the PSAC local 901 Postdoc Membership and Executive Team. At this time, your Bargaining Team is unanimously recommending acceptance of the tentative agreement.

Past and present Postdoc Bargaining Team members include Cristian Tolsa, Jessica Merolli, Aaron Franks, Monique Giroux, Tamara Jamaspishvili, Abigail Agresta and Silja Freitag.
Ratification kits will be sent out to Postdoctoral Scholars in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for notice of the ratification meetings from us by email, web bulletin and social media.

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

In solidarity,

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

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