Carleton Post docs, Pre-collective agreement working conditions at a glance

Carleton Queen’s Memorial Western
Minimum Salary None Yes. Base salary set at $31,000 annually Yes. Base salary set at $30,000 annually with increases Yes. Base salary set at $33,000 annually through 2013
Language on Intellectual Property Not Binding Claim to IP is proportional to contribution Makes University policy contractually binding Claim to IP is proportional to contribution
Language on Academic Freedom Not Binding Yes Yes Yes
Discipline/Grievances Not Binding Three stage process Three stage process Three stage process
Hours of Work Not Binding Normal 40 hours/week, straight-time for every hour b/n 162-173/month, time-and-a-half (wages or time in lieu) for any hours over 173/month Maximum of 40 hours/week and 180 hours/month, time-and-a-half in lieu for hours over 160 hours Normal 40 hours/week, limited to 50 hours/week, time-and-a-half (wages or time in lieu) for any hours over 173/month
Leaves of Absence (including parental leave) Per Labour Standards Code Guaranteed in Agreement Guaranteed in Agreement Guaranteed in Agreement
Maternity Leave Top-up No To 100% of earnings for 20 weeks No No – covered by paternity leave
Paternity Leave Top-up No To 100% of earnings for 15 weeks No To 95% of earnings for 15 weeks

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