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Published on : 23 Jun 2015

Start of negotiations with AGSEM invigilators

The first meeting was held on June 12.  The parties introduced their respective negotiating teams. They exchanged their set of proposals and discussed how the bargaining process should unfold. The parties also agreed on a shared communications approach throughout the bargaining process.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2015

McGill’s postdoctoral fellows now unionized

McGill’s postdoctoral fellows received their accreditation from the Commission des relations du travail on June 9, 2015. They become the third bargaining unit of AMURE/PSAC, which already includes research associates and research assistants. 

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Published on : 19 Jun 2015

HR website being revamped

The Human Resources website is in the process of being updated.  Close to 600 web pages are being reviewed and removed where the information is obsolete.  While this work is being done, the website will still be accessible; however, you may come across some broken links or a “page not found” at certain moments.  All efforts are being made to minimize any disruptions to the site d

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Published on : 09 Jun 2015

Conciliation meetings with AMUSE floor fellows on May 27 and 29

Since the last meeting on March 20, the parties met for the first time in the presence of the conciliator appointed by the Department of Labour. The conciliator invited the parties to present their respective views of the elements that are holding back the advancement of negotiations.

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Published on : 04 Jun 2015

Talks with AGSEM TAs suspended for the summer

The parties met briefly on May 23 in the presence of the conciliator appointed by the Department of Labour. The meeting served to assess whether an agreement could possibly be reached at this time.

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Published on : 26 May 2015

Negotiations now under way with AMUSE

The university met with AMUSE/PSAC non-academic casuals on May 19 where the parties presented their respective set of proposals. Both sides’ bargaining committees were present for the start of negotiations. The parties also discussed how the bargaining process should unfold and agreed on a shared communications approach following each bargaining session.

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Published on : 26 May 2015

2015 benefits statement now available

Your 2015 benefits statement is now available on MINERVA.  To access your benefits statement, log in to MINERVA, go to the Employee menu, select Benefits menu, then select Your Benefits statement. This statement includes information about your personal benefits coverage paid by you and the university in 2014.

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Published on : 22 May 2015

Talks continue with AGSEM TAs in conciliation

The parties met for a day and a half day on May 12 and 13. They continued to discuss and review texts concerning some pending non-monetary items. 

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Published on : 21 May 2015

Invitation to start negotiations early with MUNACA/PSAC

The Labour Relations team is getting ready to start negotiations with PSAC/MUNACA for the renewal of their collective agreement which expires on November 30, 2015.

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Published on : 20 May 2015

McGill and AGSEM TAs meet in conciliation

The parties met for a half-day on May 4 with the conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour.  This was their first meeting following the one-day strike held on April 16. The conciliator helped the parties clarify the points which still need to be discussed.

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Published on : 08 May 2015

Discussions with SEU (trades) on drivers’ rates for snow removal

At the April 23 session, the parties discussed the mechanisms of attributing drivers’ rates during the winter season as more drivers are required for snow removal. The parties discussed the feasibility of having a uniform practice and the same language in the collective agreements of both campuses’ trades groups.

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Published on : 30 Apr 2015

Help recognize outstanding contributions from your colleagues!

If you know of colleagues or teams who did outstanding work this past year, the Principal’s award for administrative and support staff is a great way to recognize their effort. This year, the call for nominations is being launched in April. The deadline to submit entries is Monday, June 15, at 5:00 PM. 

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Published on : 17 Apr 2015

More articles and letters of agreement ratified by SEU (facilities)

The parties met for a full day on April 10 and reviewed several articles and letters of agreement pertaining to non-monetary and monetary items which will eventually be integrated in a global settlement.  Items such as work uniforms, shift and other premiums as well as vacation scheduling were reviewed, finalized and ratified by the parties.  Since other non-monetary and mo

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Published on : 16 Apr 2015

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. 

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Published on : 13 Apr 2015