Queen’s  University  and  Postdoctoral  Scholars  ratify  new  collective   agreement

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Postdoctoral  Scholars  (Public  Service  Alliance  of  Canada  local  901,  Unit  2)  ratified  a  new   collective  agreement  with  Queen’s  University  that  will  expire  on  June  30,  2020.  Negotiations  and   conciliation  over  ten  months  led  to  progressive  gains:  including  new  childcare  benefits  and  new   access  to  the  Queen’s  Family  Health  Team  for  Postdocs  and  their  families  and  a  raise  in  salary.

Postdocs  now  qualify  for  childcare  benefits  of  up  to  $2000/year/child  through  Queen’s  University,   similar  to  the  benefits  available  to  faculty.       The  new  minimum  salary  for  this  precarious  group  of  Postdocs  will  be  raised  from  $32,174  to   $34,900  by  June  30,  2019.

This  is  the  first  contract  in  Canada  to  include  guaranteed  access  to  the  Queen’s  Family  Health  Team   (QFHT)  for  Postdocs  and  their  dependents.

The full story can be found here: Postdoc PSAC 901 Postdoc Media Release April 3, 2017-2

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