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.
As many topics were presented, the parties agreed that at the next meeting, the University would provide the union with information on the areas where progress can be made and the extent to which it can.
The parties will meet again on December 14, 15 and 19.
This update is meant to inform the community about ongoing negotiations and has been validated by the union.