The University regrets that, despite intensive bargaining, the help of a provincially appointed conciliator and an offer to increase salaries by 8.5% over three years ending November 30, 2010, a contract agreement with MUNACA has so far proven elusive.
Following MUNACA’s vote on Thursday, Dec. 4, to reject the University’s latest contract offer and to commence pressure tactics up to and including a strike, it appears there may be labour disruptions of some sort in the near future. Please rest assured that the University will remain open in the event of a work stoppage by MUNACA members.
McGill will take all the steps it can to minimize any disruption this may cause and to assure the smooth running of the University. Naturally, McGill hopes that whatever disruptions occur will be brief and that we will be able to reach a settlement with MUNACA shortly.
For more information and continuing updates on the situation, please visit the Human Resources web page at http://www.mcgill.ca/hr/ and follow the prompts. There you will find a series of responses to frequently asked questions, which should help you understand the situation.
If you have other questions regarding the functioning of the university during this period, please send them by email to labour.info [at] mcgill.ca. Someone will get back to you promptly.
Thank you for your patience as we proceed to deal with the challenges the labour situation may pose.
François R. Roy
Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance)