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Negotiation update: AMURE (Research Associates / Assistants)

Mon, 2017-04-10 09:32

The parties met on March 21 in the presence of a Conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour. They presented their monetary proposals and addressed each other’s questions. The employer committed to assessing the financial implications of the Union’s proposal and will share this assessment at their next meeting, scheduled for April 26. Two additional meetings are scheduled for May.

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Negotiation update: AMURE (Research Associates / Assistants)

Wed, 2017-02-22 13:34

On February 17, the parties met in the presence of a conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour – their second such meeting. McGill presented the Union with a French translation of eight articles agreed upon by both parties in previous meetings, and the Union will review these texts in the coming days. The parties will work together with the aim of finalizing them at the next meeting.

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Negotiation Update: AMURE (Postdocs)

Mon, 2017-02-13 13:54

On February 7, Quebec’s Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale accepted AMURE’s request that an arbitrator be appointed to oversee negotiations. If AMURE and McGill cannot agree upon a choice of arbitrator by February 17, the Ministry will appoint one. An arbitrator is a neutral participant with a mandate to help both parties reach common ground. If an arbitrator determines that common ground cannot be achieved, she/he is also empowered to impose legally binding decisions on any outstanding points of contention.

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Update on negotiations with AMURE (research associates and research assistants)

Thu, 2016-12-22 16:43

The Union and University representatives met on December 19, 2016.

As a follow-up to previous meetings, the University made several written proposals relative to: Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination; Health and Safety; Work Accidents; Postings, Appointments and Reappointments; and Probationary Periods.

The parties reached an agreement and ratified the texts of the articles relative to Work Accidents and Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination.

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Update on negotiations with AMURE (research associates and research assistants)

Wed, 2016-12-07 16:09

The parties met on November 4 and 11. They shared their objectives and constraints related to the posting mechanisms for positions of research associates, research assistants and casual research assistants.

They discussed topics such as centralized posting tools, priority for McGill employees, employee selection criteria, duration of contracts, advice for employees who are relocating/have relocated from other countries, availability list and several other topics related to staffing activities.

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Tentative agreement reached with AMURE/postdoctoral researchers

Fri, 2016-11-25 17:21

The Association of McGill University Research Employees (AMURE) unit representing postdoctoral researchers and McGill University have agreed on all aspects of a first collective agreement. The final elements were agreed on at a meeting the two parties held on November 25.

The University will soon submit the tentative agreement for approval to McGill’s senior leadership. The union and the University will then finalize the text of the agreement and the union will submit it to the vote of its membership at a date to be communicated later.

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Update on negotiations with AMURE (postdoctoral researchers)

Wed, 2016-11-16 13:18

The parties met on November 7 and ratified the articles that had been agreed on at the previous meeting. These account for a significant portion of the agreement under negotiation. Three more articles – pertaining to grievances, disciplinary measures and termination notices – were discussed, agreed to and ratified. A few remaining articles still need to be discussed.

The next meeting is set for November 21.

This update is meant to inform the community about ongoing negotiations and has been validated by the union.

 

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Update on negotiations with AMURE (research associates and research assistants)

Fri, 2016-10-28 14:05

The parties met on October 20 and 21. They discussed and agreed on the content of the articles pertaining to leaves without pay, to union activities (non-monetary aspects), to the reimbursement of expenses and to temporary alternate work arrangement.

The parties also agreed on the content of two agreement letters related to Human Resources information systems, as well as McGill ID cards and library access.

The parties also addressed the health and safety clause, a discussion which will be resumed at the next meeting, set for November 4.

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Update on negotiations with AMURE (postdoctoral researchers)

Tue, 2016-10-25 15:56

The parties met on October 17. The union presented a global counter-offer that, for the most part, aligns with the employer's offer. Some articles still need to be discussed. The employer committed to analyzing the financial impact of the counter-offer before the next meeting, set for November 7.

This update is meant to inform the community about ongoing negotiations and has been validated by the union.

 

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Update on negotiations with AMURE (research associates and research assistants)

Tue, 2016-10-11 16:33

The parties met on September 30 and on October 4 and discussed several topics. They reached agreements on the clauses pertaining to arbitration and disciplinary measures. The parties also discussed the question of employee privacy and agreed to add some language to that effect in the collective agreement. They initiated discussions on the topic of employee probation and decided to resume this discussion when the article related to posting, appointments and reappointments is addressed.

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