Chapter 1 : Preambule


This collective agreement is the result of negotiations intended to identify solutions that are beneficial for both the postdoctoral fellows represented by the Syndicat des travailleuses et des travailleurs étudiants et postdoctoraux at Université Laval and all persons involved in research at Université Laval.

This agreement sets out working conditions that the Parties hope will facilitate the maintenance and promotion of harmonious relations between postdoctoral fellows and researchers, in an atmosphere of openness, dialogue and good faith, taking into account research-related constraints and the University’s the fiduciary role in this area.


In the spirit of ongoing negotiation, the Parties undertake to discuss in good faith any difficulties that arise, including the resolution of issues relating to situations not addressed in the collective labour agreement.

The Employer and the Union recognize that postdoctoral fellows are an integral part of the university community and make a significant contribution to the University’s mission of training, research and creation.