3.1

Non-academic terms and conditions of training/employment shall be the subject of negotiations between representatives of RDoS and the Employer subject to the provisions of Article 1.1.

3.2

It is understood that hours of training/employment and exposure time with respect to in-house calls and out-of-house calls are to be considered academic in nature. Academic matters governed by, but not limited to, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada are not subject to negotiations under this contract. Notwithstanding the above, the parties have agreed to negotiate the provisions of Article 9.

3.3

It is understood and agreed between the parties that the College of Medicine determines, from time to time, its policies and procedures regarding assessment of postgraduate Trainees, that these policies and procedures are subject to amendment by the College of Medicine and that the content of such policies and procedures are not, nor will be, subject to negotiation nor to inclusion within this Collective Agreement by reference or inference as the case may be.

The parties do, however, agree that in the event a dispute arises as to whether a matter is academic (non-negotiable) or employment (negotiable) in nature, and provided that the entire College of Medicine process has been exhausted, the final determination of whether or not its status is academic or employment may be referred to the Provost of the University of Saskatchewan. The Provost will follow his/her own procedure in deciding the matter and will, at a minimum, provide the Employer and the Union an opportunity to be heard on the matter. In the event that an alternate deliberative body is developed to assume this function, the parties will engage in meaningful consultation to agree upon an effective date for that body to replace the Provost as the decider of such disputes as to status of matters.

3.4

The parties agree that this Collective Agreement will be posted electronically on the Employer’s web site, where it may be accessed by all interested parties.  Electronic copies will also be provided to all stakeholders.

3.5

Letter of Appointment: The College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan will send to each Resident a Letter of Appointment.  The Letter of Appointment may be amended from time to time with the mutual agreement of the parties to the Collective Agreement.

3.6

A College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan Registration Form will be forwarded to the incoming or continuing Resident.  This form must be processed prior to the commencement of training/employment.

3.7 Discrimination and Harassment

Residents are covered under the Employer’s Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy and Procedures.  It is agreed that a Resident must exhaust that Policy before resorting to external avenues as may exist.