Collective agreement

  • The collective agreement is in force until August 31, 2025.
  • The collective agreement has been filed with the Ministry of Labour. The official version will be available shortly.
Your collective agreement in 9 points

Collective agreement 2017-2020 (PD)

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    Who do I contact ?

    You have specific questions about the collective agreement or you want to contact the bargaining committee?  You can contact:

    Web site for postdoctoral fellows

    Our trade union, PSAC, has produced a website with useful information for all postdocs of Quebec.

    What is happening now?

    Implementation of the new collective agreement
    • The renewal of the collective agreement was properly negotiated. The parties signed on June 20. Your union team is ready to enforce the new provisions!
    • Where are we now? The retroactive pay will be paid on October 6, 2022. Here is a tool to help you calculate how much you should receive.
    Details of the agreement in principle
    • Better union leave approval
    • Better layoff notice
    • 35 (rather than 40)-hour work week confirmed
    • Up to ten days of sick leave or family leave per year, rather than seven days for sick leave only
    • A medical certificate can only be requested after three consecutive days of sick leave, rather than on the first day
    • Better bereavement leave, now counted in working rather than consecutive days
    • Better marriage leave, now five working days rather than consecutive days
    • Group insurance now at the same level as that of other Polytechnique employees (except for dental), which is a major improvement.
    • Wage increases:  
      • Minimum wage to be raised 10.1% over the term of the collective agreement, up to $40,300 as of September 1, 2024. 
      • The raises will be as follows: 
        • 2020: 0%
        • 2021: 2% (retroactive to September 1, 2021)
        • 2022: 2%
        • 2023: 2%
        • 2024: 2.25%
    • Five-year collective agreement term (nearly two years already elapsed)
    The union defending your interests
    • Do not hesitate to contact your representatives if you have any questions about your working conditions.

    Who is a member of the unit?

    You are members of the unit of employees postdoctoral fellows if you receive or have received in the past year, a salary that is managed by the Ecole Polytechnique. You just need a part of your salary coming from the Polytechnique for you to be a member. This includes :

    • external grants whose funds are channeled through the School,
    • all funds managed by your research direction.

    This only excludes :

    • a few excellence scholarships on which Polytechnique has no control or management.