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Update on negotiations with AMUSE (casual employees)

Thu, 2017-05-25 15:25

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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Negotiation update: AMURE (Research Associates / Assistants)

Thu, 2017-05-25 15:24

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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Update on negotiations with AMUSE (floor fellows)

Thu, 2017-05-25 15:24

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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Update on negotiations with AMUSE (casual employees)

Thu, 2017-05-25 15:22

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.

The parties discussed the monetary proposal, after which the union submitted a counter-proposal on the monetary elements and the Work Study program.

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Wind-up of former long-term disability plan

Thu, 2017-05-25 15:22

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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Update on negotiations with AMURE (postdoctoral researchers)

Thu, 2017-05-25 15:21

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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Update on negotiations with AMUSE (Floor Fellows)

Thu, 2017-05-25 15:20

Originally published on March 30, 2017

On March 23, an agreement in principle was reached between the parties relative to outstanding CNESST claims and to the terms of a first collective agreement. The Union’s executive will submit the terms of the proposed collective agreement to members for ratification in the coming days. If ratified by the Union’s membership, the collective agreement will be in effect for three years following the date of its signature.

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Update on negotiations with AMUSE (casual employees)

Thu, 2017-05-25 15:19

Originally posted on November 21, 2016.

The parties met for a full day on November 18 in the presence of the conciliator appointed by the ministère du Travail.

They discussed the non-monetary elements that had not been resolved yet, as well as the monetary elements. Several proposals and counter-proposals were made and progress was achieved.

The parties agreed to meet again on Friday, November 25.

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

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Meet & Greet: McGill Employees with Disabilities and their Allies

Thu, 2017-05-25 15:18

Originally published on April 6, 2017

What: A meet and greet with other employees with disabilities and allies, a space to discuss accommodations at work, learn about the types of support available, and share experiences.

Why: Connect with others in a relaxed atmosphere, discuss the needs of ­employees with disabilities and help work towards creating more inclusive and socially supportive workplaces at McGill!

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Tentative agreement reached with AMUSE/Casuals

Thu, 2017-05-25 15:17

Originally posted on November 25, 2016.

The Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE/Casuals)/Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and McGill University have agreed on all aspects of a new collective agreement.

The final elements were agreed on at a meeting the two parties held earlier today, in the presence of the conciliator appointed by the ministère du Travail.

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