Chapter 25 : Pay

 
 

25.01    

Salaries are paid from research funds of which the University is a trustee and shall be paid to postdoctoral fellows in accordance with the procedures in place at the University.

25.02    

The researcher in charge shall determine a postdoctoral fellow’s salary primarily on the basis of the funds available and the postdoctoral fellow’s qualifications.

25.03    

The minimum hourly salary of a postdoctoral fellow shall be $18.37, which, for information purposes only, corresponds to a yearly annualized salary of $33,433.40 for a contract of 35 hours per week.

This minimum hourly salary shall be indexed at nine (9)% when the collective agreement comes into effect, then at 1.5% on March 23, 2020, March 22, 2021, March 21, 2022, and March 20, 2023.

The maximum hourly salary of a postdoctoral fellow when the collective agreement comes into effect shall be $27.50, which, for information purposes only, corresponds to a yearly annualized salary of $50,221 for a contract of 35 hours per week. For 2020 and following years, the maximum hourly salary shall be indexed by the same percentage as the minimum hourly salary, on the same dates.

Minimum and maximum applicable salaries are outlined in Annex D.

25.04    

The salary of a postdoctoral fellow receiving more than the minimum salary shall be indexed by 1.5% annually up to the end of the placement, in accordance with clause 7.03, and upon any extension of this agreement.

The salary shall be indexed when the collective agreement comes into effect, as well as on March 23, 2020, March 22, 2021, March 21, 2022, and March 20, 2023.

25.05

Notwithstanding the maximum hourly salary set out in Article 25.03, an attraction or retention bonus can be paid to the postdoctoral fellow in the form of salary. The researcher in charge shall determine the amount and terms of application of this bonus.

25.06    

If the Employer makes an error of more than one hundred dollars ($100) gross on a postdoctoral fellow’s paycheque, the Employer shall make the necessary correction within six (6) working days of the postdoctoral fellow’s request.

If the Employer makes an error of less than one hundred dollars ($100) gross, the Employer shall make the necessary correction during the subsequent pay period, provided that the postdoctoral fellow sent a request within the time required by the payroll process.

25.07    

When the Employer has overpaid a postdoctoral fellow, the Employer must make arrangements with the postdoctoral fellow in question concerning reimbursement procedures. Any request for reimbursement must be made in writing to the postdoctoral fellow and copied to the Union.

The Employer cannot recover any amount paid over six (6) months preceding the date on which the postdoctoral fellow was notified of the error.

In the absence of an agreement with the postdoctoral fellow, the Employer cannot deduct more than ten per cent (10%) of the gross salary per pay until the sum specified in the above paragraph has been cleared, except in cases where the claim is jeopardized and in cases of proven fraud.

25.08   

The salary shall be paid by direct deposit to a financial institution of the postdoctoral fellow’s choice.

25.09    

Transitional Measures

The percentage of indexation set out in Article 25.04 shall vary for a postdoctoral fellow whose applicable hourly salary on the eve of the indexation set out in 25.04 is greater than $18.37 but lower than the minimum hourly salary, so that the hourly salary applicable when the collective agreement comes into effect shall at least correspond to the new minimum hourly salary in effect on that date. This percentage shall be at least 1.5%.

Salaries shall not be reduced when the collective agreement comes into effect. Thus, a postdoctoral fellow earning an hourly salary higher than the maximum hourly salary set out in Article 25.03 shall be paid the maximum hourly salary when the collective agreement comes into effect. The postdoctoral fellow will then receive an hourly bonus equal to the difference between the maximum hourly salary and the hourly salary in effect on the eve of the indexation, indexed at 1.5%. The amount of this bonus shall be adjusted annually if necessary.