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Talks resume with AGSEM TAs

The parties returned to the bargaining table on January 12. The university gave the union the French version of the agreed to article on selection and appointment; it will be reviewed by the union and should be ratified at the next meeting. The parties reviewed the list of resolved items and discussed some of the pending items. This provided a clear common understanding of the status of negotiations and plans for upcoming topics.

Published: 14Jan2015

Tentative agreement with MCLIU course lecturers and instructors on core issues

The university met with MCLIU course lecturers and instructors on Dec. 17 and is pleased to report that the parties have reached an agreement in principle on the core issues discussed during the last three bargaining sessions. 

Published: 19Dec2014

More discussions with SEU (trades) on temporary alternative work arrangements

The parties met on December 17 to discuss whether a temporary alternative work arrangement (TAWA) could be considered as an adequate vehicle to address the union’s proposal to reduce work hours prior to retirement and to address work-life issues with regard to their work schedule.

The parties examined the parameters of the TAWA offered to some other employee groups and discussed at length its applicability within the various trades groups.  The parties agreed to further assess this possibility and to pursue the discussion at the next meeting, scheduled for February 3, 2015.

Published: 19Dec2014

Progress in talks with AGSEM TAs

The parties met on December 12. Two articles were discussed on this last day of negotiations in 2014: positions, and selection and appointment.

Published: 16Dec2014

Talks continue with AMUSE floor fellows

The parties met on December 5 for a half day and exchanged proposals and counter-proposals. They continued to discuss the following articles:  purpose of agreement, union recognition and scope of application, management rights, definitions and relationships. The parties were not able to reach an agreement at this time, with the union’s proposal for the collective agreement to reflect the core values representing the work of floor fellows being the main issue.

Published: 16Dec2014

More agreements signed with SEU (trades)

At the bargaining session of December 3, the parties established the 2015 calendar of negotiations with six dates set until late April.

The parties made minor adjustments to articles discussed previously. They agreed on the French and English versions of the article on work hours for employees working as stationary engine mechanics at Macdonald campus. The parties also agreed on final bilingual versions of articles concerning bereavement, list of positions and management rights.   

Published: 3Dec2014

Start of negotiations with floor fellows

McGill’s floor fellows were certified in May 2014. The parties held their first bargaining session on October 31, where they exchanged proposals.  The session also included a presentation of floor fellows’ roles and responsibilities and their objectives.  Finally, the parties discussed how the bargaining process should unfold, preferred dates for negotiations, timelines and communications. Floor fellows are affiliated with AMUSE/PSAC. The bargaining unit represents approximately 75 employees.

Second bargaining session with floor fellows

Published: 3Dec2014