AMURE’s postdoc bargaining team needs your support. The University is refusing to address our most important issues:
- Fair wages
- Professional development
- Paid parental leave
- Sick days
MCGill’s offer of a minimum salary of $37,500 and 39,000 in 2023 would mean that postdocs would have the lowest Minimum salary out of all full-time McGill positions. Every single other McGill position has a higher minimum salary.
The median salary for postdocs is $48,000, but for comparison, laboratory technicians, research assistants and research associates have a minimum salary above $50,000 a year. While our offer is even below this amount, we feel that this agreement will be the first step for fair salaries of postdocs.
Please support the bargaining demands of postdocs by signing this petition. SIGN THE PETITION -> LINK
Below is a summary of the offers that have been made by the union and the offer that has been made by McGill.
|UNION OFFER||MCGILL OFFER|
|TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT||A similar program to what is offered to professors. A spending account of approximately 600$ per postdoc per year.||Training and development funds of only $62 / postdoc / year.|
|SICK LEAVE||The same as other McGill employees (9 sick days)||The minimum amount by law (2 days /year)|
|PARENTAL LEAVE LEAVE||The same leave for everyone. 100% paid leave for one year.||Different leave depending on your funding source. Parental leave indemnities would be below the poverty line for most postdocs who are not paid from tri-agency grants.|
|RAISES||June 1st 2021: 4% (retroactive)|
June 1st 2022: 5% (retroactive)
June 1st 2023: 5%
June 1st 2024: 5%
|June 1st 2021: nothing |
June 1st 2022: nothing
On Signing: 2% + 1% lump sum.
June 1st 2023: 2.5%
June 1st 2024: 2.5%
June 1st 2025: 2.5%
June 1st 2026: 2.5%
|MINIMUM SALARY||On Ratification: $38,000|
June 1st, 2023: $42,000
June 1st, 2024: $46,000
|On Ratification: 37,500 |
June 1st, 2023: $39,000
June 1st, 2024: $40,500
June 1st, 2025: $41,500
June 1st, 2026: $43,000