Kingston, Ontario – PSAC Local 901 Graduate Student-Employee Research Assistants (RAs) have successfully voted to ratify their first collective agreement with Queen`s University, which will take effect on May 1, 2019 and expire on April 30, 2021. Postdoctoral fellows include PSAC Local 901 Unit 2. We negotiated a new collective agreement with Queen`s University in 2017. Regulation of employer-worker relations through collective bargaining and common advice. From time to time, parts of the collective agreement are amended by mutual agreement between the contracting parties mentioned in the agreements. The moas that were signed after the collective agreement was printed are listed below as links. If so, the online version of the collective agreement has been updated to reflect these moas. In accordance with section 4.3 of the collective agreement, the version published online is the “official copy of the collective agreement.” On February 13, 2017, the post-doc 901 Postdoc Bargaining team and queen`s University reached an interim agreement for the new contract! TEACHING ASSISTANTS – FELLOWS VOTE IN FAVOUR OF NEW COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT After the vote of five meetings on 25 and 26 January, the members of Unit 1 voted in favour of ratifying the new collective agreement. Find out more here.

PSAC 901 Unit 2 is composed of postdoctoral fellows at Queen`s University. A new collective agreement was ratified in March 2017. Through our collective bargaining, TAs and TFs are now compensated for unpaid health and safety training provided by the Queen`s University employer. Stewards are union representatives of the department, who play a link role between the larger group and the executive committee. They meet monthly at stewards` council meetings to exchange information and concerns, develop strategies to keep members informed about employment and union issues, and help with event planning. Stewards are responsible for informing their employees of upcoming trade union events, such as general meetings, elections and educational workshops. “We are proud of the creative mobilization campaign, and the comics have increased interest in personal conversations with hundreds of people who send postcards to the employer and post photos on Twitter.