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McGill and SEU (trades) discuss use of information and electronic surveillance

On April 4, 2014, the parties discussed the union’s proposal on electronic surveillance. The parties debated their point of view and shared their preoccupations and constraints. They also reviewed existing policies and protocols relating to this matter.  After a lengthy discussion, the parties agreed to the content of an article on the use of information and electronic surveillance systems on both campuses. The article was ratified by the parties.

Published: 9Apr2014

McGill and SEU (facilities) start discussing pay frequency

On March 26, 2014, the parties discussed the implementation steps of a contemplated change in pay frequency, from weekly to bi-weekly. The union voiced its concerns and indicated it is not in favor of such a change under the present conditions. 

Published: 3Apr2014

Talks with SEU (trades) on proportionality of certain benefits and electronic surveillance

The parties met on March 21, 2014 and discussed the topic of proportionality of certain benefits, applicable to temporary employees in trades and powerhouse at Macdonald campus.  The university presented its rationale behind the contemplated changes and proposed conditions. The parties did not reach an agreement on this topic.

Published: 3Apr2014

McGill and SEU (trades) discuss overtime (trades)

The parties met on March 13, 2014 where they continued to discuss the application and wording of the overtime clauses relating to the three collective agreements of the trades and powerhouse bargaining units. 

Published: 26Mar2014

McGill and SEU discuss pay equity (facilities)

On March 12, 2014, the union and the university met to better understand the implications of pay equity adjustments made recently for SEU members.  Representatives of the union and the university assessed the effects of the change in salary parameters resulting from these pay equity adjustments. 

Published: 26Mar2014

Update on negotiations with course lecturers and instructors

On March 14, 2014, the university met with McGill course lecturers and instructors in the presence of a government-appointed conciliator.  The university presented its counter-proposal on items still to be negotiated – including monetary items – in response to the counter-proposal submitted by the union a month earlier, in which it maintained its position on all unresolved issues.  

Published: 18Mar2014

Simply Cook and Enjoy!

Macdonald-Stewart Building Faculty Lounge, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

Tired of the rush and stress of dinner time?  Is meal preparation a hassle?  Leora Berkovic, graduating student from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, will present tips on how you can plan ahead to make meal preparation stress free as you have more time to spend with your family and ensure everyone is eating a well balance diet. 

Talks continue with SEU on incidental illnesses (facilities)

 During the February 19, 2014 session, the parties continued to discuss the justification of incidental illnesses. The university indicated its position concerning the union’s February 5 proposal on the length of absence requiring justification.

Published: 3Mar2014

Talks with SEU on incidental illnesses

At the February 5, 2014 meeting with SEU, the parties covered the topics of uniforms and the justification of incidental illnesses. The university presented the wording of the articles and the letter of agreement covering uniforms for the 3 bargaining units. The parties were not able to reach a full agreement on the proposed documents and it was agreed to put this matter aside and discuss it at later stage in the negotiations.

Published: 28Feb2014

Discussions on overtime clauses with SEU (trades)

The parties met on February 13, 2014 and signed off on the text of a letter of agreement covering work hours and the bilingual version of overtime conversion.  The parties discussed at length the application and the wording of the overtime clauses to be included in the three collective agreements.  The union tabled a proposal, substantiated by a suggested text applicable to all three collective agreements, which led to discussions and further proposals by the university. Even though the discussion progressed significantly, the parties were not able to reach an agreement.

Published: 28Feb2014