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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.
The university met with MCLIU course lecturers and instructors on Dec. 17 and is pleased to report that the parties have reached an agreed in principle on the core issues discussed during the last three bargaining sessions.
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.
On December 10, the parties met briefly for the last time this year. They set aside 6 meeting dates for 2015, from early February to mid-April. It was agreed that monetary discussions per say would only start in the new year in order to ensure continuity in these important discussions.
The parties met on December 12. Two articles were discussed on this last day of negotiations in 2014: positions, and selection and appointment.
The parties met on December 5 for a half day and exchanged proposals and counter-proposals.
McGill’s floor fellows were certified in May 2014.
At the bargaining session of December 3, the parties established the 2015 calendar of negotiations with six dates set until late April.
The parties met on September 24 to discuss the mechanism of potentially implementing technical support roles. Although the parties see the advantages of introducing such roles, no agreement was reached as the parties could not agree on the description to include in the collective agreement or on the premium to be paid.
McGill met with AGSEM teaching assistants on October 10.
On September 17, the parties discussed the issue of vacation scheduling in the last week of the reference year, which has since been ratified by the parties and will be applied to the three collective agreements.
McGill and SEU (facilities) discuss phased retirement
The parties met on June 12, 2014 and, as agreed at the previous meeting, the university proposed the text of a letter of agreement concerning technical support roles. Based on comments made by the union at the previous meeting, the university also submitted a modified document concerning the required qualifying
The parties met on May 28, 2014 and the university proposed an implementation strategy for a new technical support role which could be introduced in the bargaining unit.
On May 12, 2014, the parties had two topics on the agenda: the review and signature of several text adjustments agreed to in previous meetings and the possibility of lowering the minimum duration of a deferred salary leave.
At the meeting of April 30, 2014, the parties covered two topics: new employee training and vacation scheduling in printing services.