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 Union held its general assembly on September 30, and its members voted on the global offer submitted by McGill’s negotiating committee on September 1.
The teaching assistants accepted the University’s offer for a collective agreement of four (4) years. The new agreement will end on June 30, 2018. In the coming weeks, the parties will finalize and sign the text of the new agreement. Shortly thereafter, the detailed terms will be shared with the community.
The parties discussed the possibility of introducing biweekly pay for these groups. The University responded to the Union’s questions and concerns on this subject; some points still require clarification before an agreement can be finalized. This topic, as well as the continuation of monetary discussions, will be the focus of upcoming meetings. The next meeting is planned for October 7.