Silja Freitag, Vice-President Postdoctoral Scholars
The Unit 2 (Postdocs) collective agreement expired on June 30, 2016. We are currently negotiating with Queen’s for a new contract, however the old contract will remain in effect until the new one is ratified.
Postdocs are highly trained and experienced professionals whose work is vital to Queen’s research excellence, yet treated like second class citizens. Postdocs are employees of the university, however Queen’s leaves expenses that should be covered by the employer to postdoc supervisors. This is not acceptable.