When people think of a collective agreement, they often think about the benefits that it provides them, such as decent wages, dental insurance, health benefits, and access to the post-doctoral support fund.
The collective agreement also provides unionized post-docs with a variety of rights, including regulations on hours worked, fair working conditions, a variety of leaves, a grievance procedure, and paid vacation. Please click here to access the Unit 3 ‘Know Your Rights’ document, which provides simplified version of many of the rights contained in your collective agreement.
*NEW OCT 2016: During the Postdoctoral Fellow contract negotiations, the Employer confirmed the rights of Postdocs to resign their employment positions. Please click here to see this letter.