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McGill unions and associations

The University has 13 unions and two non-unionized associations representing academics and level M employees.  The following are the certification dates of each group and the acronyms in referring to each.


AGSEM – Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill – affiliated with the Fédération nationale des enseignants du Québec (FNEQ), a unit of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN)

2 unions, 2 collective agreements

- teaching assistants, certified January 1993; 3-year collective agreement signed in November 2011 

- invigilators, certified April 2010; collective agreement signed; expires April 30, 2015

access to website


McGill course lecturers and instructors, originally certified August 2011

broke away from AGSEM in October 2013 to form their own union, currently negotiating their first collective agreement


AMURE/PSAC – Association of McGill University Research Employees/Public Service Alliance of Canada

2 unions, 2 collective agreements

-          research associates, certified July 2010; members ratified agreement March 12-13 

-          research assistants, certified December 2010; members ratified agreement March 12-13 

-          access to website


AMUSE/PSAC – Association of McGill University Support Employees/Public Service Alliance of Canada

1 union, 1 collective agreement

-          non-academic casuals, certified January 2010; 3-year collective agreement signed in April 2012

-          access to website


MUNACA/PSAC – McGill University Non-Academic Certified Association/Public Service Alliance of Canada

1 union, 1 collective agreement

-          clerical, laboratory and IT technicians, support staff, library assistants, MUNACA originally certified November 1994; 5-year collective agreement signed in June 2012 (contract expired Nov. 2010) 

-          MUNACA/PSAC certification April 2012 

-          seniority list (you must login to have access to this application)

-          contestation form

-          access to website


SEU – Service Employees Union – affiliated with Quebec Labour Federation (QFL)

6 unions, 6 collective agreements

-          SEU Computing centre, certified July 1978; negotiating contract renewal

-          SEU Printing services, certified September 1979; negotiating contract renewal

-          SEU Facilities management, residences, Faculty Club, certified December 1986; negotiating contract renewal

-          SEU Trades and powerhouse, Macdonald campus, certified September 1997; 3-year contract signed June 2011

-          SEU Powerhouse downtown, certified October 2000; 3-year contract signed in June 2011

-          SEU Trades downtown, certified November 2002; 3-year  contract signed in June 2011

-          access to website

Associations  (membership is voluntary)

MAUT – McGill Association of University Teachers (professors)

-          access to website

MUNASA – McGill University Non-Academic Staff Association (M level employees)

         access to website


MUNASA Membership Application Form

Please login to enroll to MUNASA.