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Form2-512 Unit 2 Bargaining Updates and Communiqués 

people2aicon.png Unit 2 Bargaining Committee 

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Bargaining with the Employer: Unit 2 is negotiated a new Collective Agreement which in 2017. It will expire June 30, 2020. For details and information on negotiations, visit the Unit 2 Bargaining section of the website for regular communiqués.

Unit 2 Bargaining Committee:  Your PSAC 901 Unit 2 Bargaining Committee is: Aaron Franks, Cultural Studies, Silja Freitag, PSAC 901 Vice President Postdoctoral Scholars, Abdi Ghaffari, Cancer Biology and Genetics, Tamara Jamaspishvili, MD. Division of Cancer Biology & Genetics and the Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Leslie Theunissen, Psychology, Emma Peacocke, English Language and Literature, Andrew McEachern, Mathematics and Statistics, Takanobu Okamoto, Medicine, Tracy Zhang, Film and Media, Angie Sin – Physiology, Ex officio members: Craig Berggold, PSAC 901 President, Dan Samosh, PSAC 901 Co-Chief Steward.

Term change from Postdoctoral Fellow to Postdoctoral Scholar: At the Special General Meeting (November 4th, 2015) we passed a by-law to update the term Postdoctoral Fellow to Postdoctoral Scholar. Our administrative staff member Matthew Scribner is working hard to actively amend the term in our PSAC 901 correspondence, administration, documentation, website, by-laws and so on. I am very pleased that this progressive term already used by many institutions worldwide, the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars and funding agencies such as NSERC, has been adopted by PSAC 901.

Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Representatives needed: The JHSC is comprised of various union members and the University’s administration staff. JHSC members work in teams and inspect offices, labs and buildings, ensuring that hazards are reported, keeping our workplace safe. No previous experience in Health and Safety monitoring is required and all training will be provided.