Statutoy GA on April 28th

You are invited to participate in the statutory general assembly of ASSEP, which will take place on Wednesday October 28th at 6pm. You have until 4pm to register, but we encourage you to do so in advance.

Because of the current situation, we will have to proceed by video conference. To participate, you will need to send an email to Roxanne Gendron (assepinformation@gmail.com), with your full name and a personal email. No Polytechnique email can be used for the meeting. You must also be a member in good standing of the union to be able to vote, that is to say to have had at least one pay during the last 12 months, and to have joined the union. The link to log in to the meeting will be sent to the personal email you provided to us, between 4pm and 5:30 pm on April 28th. Therefore, advance registration is necessary.

BARGAINING INFO

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A first bargaining meeting took place this Wednesday, March 17th, for the three units (lecturers, teaching assistants, postdocs). We have submitted normative requests, following the bargaining mandates received at the general assemblies. Polytechnique have to make a counter proposal in the coming weeks. To be continued ! 

Tax breaks 2020

AFPC Québec is offering a Virtual workshop to know all about tax breaks if you have worked at home during 2020, for Quebec and federal tax returns. The workshop will be in French but feel free to ask questions.

When ? Wednesday, March 10 from 6:30 to 9 pm on Teams. Click on the link "Virtual workshop" to get there.

 

COVID-19 - New gouvernemental measures 2021

The government has announced a new restriction in this beginning of the year. The public health decree imposes a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. until February 8.

Some of you will have to teach or travel during the curfew period. Although not recommended, this is permitted by the current public health decree and Polytechnique should have provided you with a letter of justification for this purpose, in the event of a police check. We recommend that you also have a copy of your work schedule with you, if it is not already stated in the letter.

Only certain essential research projects, with special scheduling requirements, can justify going out during curfew. If so, you will also need to have a letter of justification from Polytechnique in your possession.

If you have the choice, of course we recommend you to work from home.

If you have any problem obtaining the letter, if you are unsure or for any other question, you can of course contact us.

Collective agreements for lecturers and postdoctoral fellows

Collective agreements for lecturers and postdoctoral fellows will be signed soon. They are still effective today on September 1, 2017, following an agreement with the direction.

The finance department may need a pay period to adjust, in which case wage increases will be paid retroactively as required from today. This applies to any person currently under contract, even if you have signed this contract at the former salary rate.

Lecturers benefit from a 22% increase in their hourly rate. A collective RRSP, to which École Polytechnique will contribute, will also come into effect in early 2018 for those who are not registered in the Polytechnique pension plan and who choose to register.

Postdoctoral fellows receive a 2% increase on the salary stipulated in their current contract, and the minimum wage is now $ 35,700 per year. These rules apply to all post-docs paid by funds managed by École Polytechnique. External scholarships are not covered, but if a postdoctoral student has mixed funding, the portion paid by funds managed by École Polytechnique is subject to the 2% increase. A collective RRSP, to which École Polytechnique will contribute, will also be in place in early 2018 for those who choose to register.

Agreements in principle ratified

During the General Assemblies, on last July 4th for postdoctoral fellows, and on last July 18th for the lecturers, the agreements in principles were ratified for these two units. They will become soon the first collective agreements. An article about this subject is available on the website of AFPC-Québec.

lecturers general assembly on Bill 13 - agreement accepted

There will be a unitary general assembly of lecturers on Thursday, March 16th 2017, at 12:30 pm in room C-632 of the main building. The agreement of principle concerning Bill 13 will be put to the vote. A lunch will be provided to the members present.

Update : The agreement has been accepted by the lecturers of ASSEP. We are waiting for some results in other unions.