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Update on negotiations with AMUSE (floor fellows)

Originally posted on October 14, 2016.

The parties met on October 6 in the presence of the arbitrator appointed by the ministère du Travail. Most of the day was spent discussing the role of current floor fellows in the selection process of new floor fellows following an annual recruitment activity. The parties discussed at length their interests and objectives related to this process and in the end were able to agree on language that is satisfactory to both parties.

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Published: 25 May 2017

AMUSE Floor Fellows: Negotiation Update

Originally posted on February 8, 2017

On February 6, representatives of the Union and McGill met in the presence of the Arbitrator appointed by the Ministry of Labour, to establish their positions and discuss next steps for negotiations on a first collective agreement. This meeting was held following McGill’s decision not to endorse an agreement that includes both free room & board and wages for work performed.

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Published: 25 May 2017

Update on negotiations with AMUSE (casual employees)

Originally posted on October 25, 2016.

The parties met on October 14 in the presence of the conciliator appointed by the ministère du Travail.

The employer presented the results of the costing of the monetary demands submitted by the union at the last meeting. The employer answered the union’s questions related to this costing exercise.

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Published: 25 May 2017

Update on negotiations with AMURE (postdoctoral researchers)

The parties met on October 17. The union presented a global counter-offer that, for the most part, aligns with the employer's offer. Some articles still need to be discussed. The employer committed to analyzing the financial impact of the counter-offer before the next meeting, set for November 7.

This update is meant to inform the community about ongoing negotiations and has been validated by the union.

Published: 25 May 2017

AMUSE Floor Fellows: Negotiation Update

Originally posted on February 10, 2017

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Published: 25 May 2017

Update on negotiations with AMUSE (casual employees)

Originally posted on October 26, 2016.

The parties met for a full day on October 24 in the presence of the conciliator. The parties agreed to conduct exploratory discussions on two non-monetary topics and then move on to monetary topics if they managed to agree on the non-monetary topics.

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Published: 25 May 2017

Update on negotiations with AMUSE (floor fellows)

Originally posted on October 28, 2016.

The parties met on October 19 in the presence of the arbitrator appointed by the ministère du Travail. They resumed the discussion they had started at the previous meeting on the rules governing the allocation of contracts to floor fellows, and more specifically, to returning floor fellows.

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Published: 25 May 2017

Update on negotiations with AMURE (research associates and research assistants)

Originally posted on October 28, 2016.

The parties met on October 20 and 21. They discussed and agreed on the content of the articles pertaining to leaves without pay, to union activities (non-monetary aspects), to the reimbursement of expenses and to temporary alternate work arrangement.

The parties also agreed on the content of two agreement letters related to Human Resources information systems, as well as McGill ID cards and library access.

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Published: 25 May 2017

Negotiation Update: AMURE (Postdocs)

Originally posted on February 13, 2017

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Published: 25 May 2017

Update on negotiations with AMUSE (casual employees)

Originally posted on November 3, 2016.

The parties met in the presence of the conciliator on Friday, October 28 and resumed their exploratory discussions on the applicability of the article on the posting and the granting of assignments for assignments governed by financial aid programs such as the Work Study Program.

Several proposals were made by each of the parties. The discussions did not however lead to an agreement on this topic.

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Published: 25 May 2017

Negotiation update: AMURE (Research Associates / Assistants)

Originally posted on February 22, 2017

On February 17, the parties met in the presence of a conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour – their second such meeting. McGill presented the Union with a French translation of eight articles agreed upon by both parties in previous meetings, and the Union will review these texts in the coming days. The parties will work together with the aim of finalizing them at the next meeting.

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Published: 25 May 2017

Update on negotiations with AMUSE (floor fellows)

Originally posted on November 14, 2016.

The parties met on November 2nd in the presence of the arbitrator appointed by the ministère du Travail. The parties reached agreements and ratified articles related to the posting and granting of appointments and to performance dialogues.

The employer submitted for review by the union and the arbitrator a first draft of the collective agreement that includes all of the articles that have been agreed on up to now.

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Published: 25 May 2017

Update on negotiations with AMUSE (casual employees)

Originally posted on November 15, 2016.

The parties met on November 10 in the presence of the conciliator appointed by the ministère du Travail.

The employer submitted as planned a global offer that includes its proposals on the granting of McGill ID cards and the Work Study program, as well as its proposal on the various monetary elements.

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Published: 25 May 2017

Wind-up of former long-term disability plan

Originally published on March 30, 2017

The trustees of the former Long Term Disability (LTD) Plan for employees of McGill University are in the process of winding up the trust.  This plan was replaced in 2003 by the current LTD plan.

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Published: 25 May 2017

Update on negotiations with AMURE (postdoctoral researchers)

Originally posted on November 16, 2016.

The parties met on November 7 and ratified the articles that had been agreed on at the previous meeting. These account for a significant portion of the agreement under negotiation. Three more articles – pertaining to grievances, disciplinary measures and termination notices – were discussed, agreed to and ratified. A few remaining articles still need to be discussed.

The next meeting is set for November 21.

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Published: 25 May 2017

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