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Letter of agreement signed with SEU (trades) on work-life balance

The parties met for a half day on March 25. The university presented the text of a letter of agreement concerning work-life balance. The union reviewed the proposed text and suggested some improvements which were included in the final version, signed by the parties on that day. The next meeting will take place on April 22. 

Published: 13Apr2015

Good progress in talks with SEU (facilities) on monetary and pending non-monetary items

The parties met for a full day on March 23 and discussed at length several non-monetary and monetary elements that had been broached in previous meetings. This led to a proposal and a counter proposal from the parties, leading to significant progress.

Published: 8Apr2015

Update on AGSEM TAs conciliation sessions of March 31 and April 2

The parties met for two half days in presence of the conciliator recently appointed by the Ministry of Labour.  During the first meeting, the parties detailed the progress made during the eleven days of negotiation since August 2014.

Published: 7Apr2015

AMUSE floor fellows respond to key documents (including values document)

Following the March 13meeting, at which time the university presented three key documents – code of conduct (values), roles and responsibilities, article on training and development – during the March 20 meeting, the union indicated its position on these documents.

Published: 25Mar2015

Agreement with SEU trades on work-life balance

At the March 11 meeting with SEU trades, as agreed, the union presented a proposal concerning ways to facilitate a work-life balance approach at work. This proposal led to several exchanges after which the parties finally reached an agreement. A written proposal will be submitted to the union at the next meeting, set for March 25.

Published: 20Mar2015

McGill’s monetary proposals submitted to teaching assistants on March 18

Following the union’s presentation of its monetary demands on March 9, the university presented its monetary proposals and explained the rationale motivating its offers. The university also explained what comparators were used to benchmark its competitive situation. The parties reviewed in detail the university’s offers.

Published: 19Mar2015

AGSEM teaching assistants present their monetary demands

At the March 9 meeting with teaching assistants, the union presented a document summarizing the issue of criteria linked with priority hiring.  It also identified its preferred forum to discuss this issue. Discussions concerning this document will take place at the labour relations committee instead of during negotiations.

Published: 19Mar2015

Intensive two-day discussions with SEU (facilities)

On February 24 and 25, the parties engaged in two intensive days of negotiations.  They discussed monetary items and will continue discussing this topic at upcoming meetings.  The parties turned their attention to discussing still unresolved non-monetary items such as sick days and change in pay frequency. 

Published: 3Mar2015

McGill named a top employer for seventh straight year

For the seventh consecutive year, McGill has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers, as selected by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

Published: 24Feb2015

Talks with MCLIU course lecturers and instructors now in arbitration

On February 3rd and 4th, at the union’s request, negotiations were held in the presence of a government appointed arbitrator.  At these last two bargaining sessions, the parties discussed monetary matters.  At the February 4th meeting, the union rejected the University’s proposal to increase on January 1st of this year the value of a “standard” contract (39 contract hours) from $7,200

Published: 17Feb2015

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