On behalf of Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) McGill and MUNACA are at the bargaining table today, with the assistance of a conciliator appointed by the Government of Quebec. This is the first of what could be a number of conciliation meetings, with the goal of reaching a negotiated settlement in MUNACA’s current strike.
During the MUNACA labour dispute, McGill has up a website at www.mcgill.ca/students/operating-hours where you can find up-to-date operating hours for some 40 student services and units around McGill.
on behalf of Michael Di Grappa, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) The McGill University Non-academic Certified Association (MUNACA) began a general strike at 6 a.m. this morning. MUNACA represents many of the clerical workers, as well as lab technicians and other support staff who work at McGill. It is unfortunate that we have been unable to agree on terms for a new contract.
We write to confirm that Dr. Richard I. Levin has advised us that he has, for personal reasons, decided not to seek reappointment to the position of Vice-Principal [Health Affairs] and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. We are most grateful that Dr. Levin will continue to serve in those roles until the end of his five-year mandate, on August 31st, 2011.
McGill will be participating in the 5th annual Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. by turning off some lights on campus for the weekend, beginning on Friday afternoon. We invite you to do your part before going home on Friday by shutting off or unplugging office computer equipment, lights and other non-essential electrical appliances to conserve energy.
Dear Colleagues, I am writing to update you on the Strategic Reframing Initiative (SRI), following my messages of last October and December. The SRI is developing ways we can work better across the University, by improving our success and accelerating our progress in five key areas.
Given the severity of the earthquake in New Zealand, many members of our McGill family may be concerned about loved ones, friends or colleagues who may have been affected by this disaster.
With the continuing civil unrest in Egypt and countries in the surrounding areas, many members of our McGill family may be concerned about loved ones, friends or colleagues who may have been caught up in the ongoing strife.
Please note that a boil-water advisory has been issued for the Macdonald campus because of temporary problems with the chlorinator. Boiling water for one minute kills all water-borne disease causing micro-organisms. Bottled water will be provided to the campus until the machinery is repaired. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.