On Oct. 30, the McGill Course Lecturers & Instructors Union (MCLIU) and McGill signed their first collective agreement. The new agreement will last three years and covers salary, benefits, leave and a wide range of other issues.
“History was made,” said Prof. Raad Jassim, president of MCLIU. “The collective agreement will provide stability to members and improvement in working conditions. These changes will have a positive and direct impact on the quality of education and will benefit students.”
McGill University has agreed on all aspects of a new collective agreement with three bargaining units represented by SEU: Trades (Downtown Campus); Powerhouse (Downtown Campus); Trades & Powerhouse (Macdonald Campus). At a date to be determined, the Union will invite its membership to general assembly to vote on the new document. The parties have agreed not to communicate the contents of the agreement until the vote has taken place.
McGill University and the MUNACA negotiating committee have agreed on all aspects of a new three-year collective agreement. At a date to be determined, the Union will invite its membership to general assembly to vote on the new document. The parties have agreed not to communicate the contents of the agreement until the vote has taken place.
An agreement in principle was reached between the parties, and the Union’s executive will submit it to members for ratification on December 8. After just under six months and slightly more than a dozen negotiation sessions, the negotiating committees agreed on all monetary and non-monetary aspects of the new collective agreement. If ratified by the Union’s membership, the new five-year collective agreement will end on April 30, 2020. The results of the December 8 vote will be communicated as soon as they are available.
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The first meeting was held on June 12. The parties introduced their respective negotiating teams. They exchanged their set of proposals and discussed how the bargaining process should unfold. The parties also agreed on a shared communications approach throughout the bargaining process.
With these major parameters having been established by both parties, they set the order of discussions to be held during the next bargaining sessions and they agreed on a calendar of negotiations during the summer. Specific dates have already been set, leading up to September.
McGill’s postdoctoral fellows received their accreditation from the Commission des relations du travail on June 9, 2015. They become the third bargaining unit of AMURE/PSAC, which already includes research associates and research assistants.
This group represents more than 400 members. Only those postdoctoral fellows who receive research funds from McGill University are covered by the accreditation process.
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