Postdocs at Queen’s sign first collective agreement

October 25, 2013

Queen’s University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 901, Unit 2 have signed the first collective agreement for postdoctoral fellows. Both PSAC and the Queen’s Board of Governors have ratified the agreement, which will run until June 30, 2016. The agreement establishes a minimum base salary, extends benefits coverage to include the Queen’s dental plan, and provides salary increases of 0%, with a one-time payment of $600, 1.75%, and 2.0% for the 4 years covered by the agreement. A recent study found that postdocs in Canada experience a wide array of job classifications and many feel they are undercompensated. Queen’s News