Who teaches at Polytechnique?

Polytechnique courses of education depends on three different positions: professors, teaching responsible and lecturers. Professors and teaching loaded dependent of another union, the APEP. The majority of courses given at Polytechnique does not are given by lecturers.

Polytechnique lecturers are different from other universities charged by their diverse origin. A significant number of lecturers are graduate students, for whom this work is a gateway to a career in teaching. By the needs of applied engineering sciences, a significant number of lecturers work in the industry at the same time they give them and of course loads. Finally, another important part of being lecturer is working full time at Polytechnique.

What is happening now?

The current collective agreement has expired on August 31st, 2020. It stay in function until the next one is signed. First, the lecturers’ experience is now taken into account using a system of points, where a course of 45 hours correspond to one point. 

As with other universities in Quebec, the employer can remove some classes from the attribution process to give it to specific persons. A maximum of 5% of classes given to lecturers can be assigned as the employer see fit. A maximum of 15% of classes given to lecturers can be assigned to students of Polytechnique. This 15% reserve is higher than what we find elsewhere in Quebec and reflects the importance Polytechnique gives to student lecturers. Lecturers got a 22% wage increase at the moment of signature. Lecturer have access to 21 consecutive sick day per semester, without loss of salary. In case of a longer sick leave, and with a medical certificate proof, a lecturer can obtain 85% of its salary until the end of the semester. The agreement also improves the parental leave of the government of Quebec (RQAP, “régime québécois d’assurance parentale”).

The union is at work for the renewing of the collective agreement: the bargaining committee revised the articles and clauses of the collective agreement, following the survey sent to members, and completed its analysis of the problems encountered in the application of the first collective agreement.

Do you have specific questions regarding the collective agreement? You can contact your responsible for labor relations (assep.cc@gmail.com), your union advisor (assepinformation@gmail.com) or your responsible for coordination (assep.coordination@gmail.com), or go to B-312 during on-duty hours outside the pandemic. You can also contact the union executive by clicking on the “Executive” tab.

Collective agreement

The collective agreement for this unit has been signed on September 15, 2017 and is effective from September 1st, 2017 to August 31st, 2020.

To contact the negotiation committee

Do you have any specific questions for the negotiation committee on the agreement in principle? Do you have any worries, suggestions, recommandations or revendications to transmit to the committee? You can contact the committee directly by email at the assep.cc@gmail.com. You can also contact the executive committee through the “FAQ” tab of the website.