Who is a member of the unit of employees postdoctoral fellows?

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. This normally includes external grants the money channeled through the school. Only a few are excluded scholarships on which Polytechnique has no control or management. Just a part of your salary comes from the Polytechnique for you to be a member. As such, all funds managed by your research directors are deemed to be managed by École Polytechnique, because it is the employer in the legal sense.

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?

This collective agreement expired on August 31, 2020 and remains applicable until its renewal. This first collective agreement made it possible to establish, among other things, a normal working week of 35 hours, overtime being payable, compensation of up to 93% of salary for maternity and paternity leave, paid social leave, 23 annual vacation days and a minimum wage of $ 36,414 (2019-2020).

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.

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.


You have specific questions about the collective agreement or you want to contact the bargaining committee ?  You can contact your responsible for labor relations (assep.postdoc@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 the “Executive” tab.