At the May 23 bargaining session, the parties signed off on changes to the article relating to the relocation procedure when a position is abolished, proposed by the university in earlier sessions. The article on proposed working hours in Food and Dining Services was discussed in detail with both parties expressing their objectives and concerns. The parties agreed to continue discussing this item at the next meeting.
AGSEM invigilators voted by more than 90% in favour of ratifying the agreement in principle presented to them at a general assembly held on May 15. The parties are now in the process of finalizing the wording of the collective agreement in both languages. The final version of the two-year contract should be signed in June. This will be the invigilators’ first collective agreement. The university is pleased to have come to an agreement with this employee group without the intervention of the arbitrator involved in these negotiations.
At the May 7 bargaining session, the university presented three different proposals for the union to review. The first document pertains to changes in working hours and the union’s concerns relating to shift changes. The second proposal covers the duration and working hours in Food and Dining Services which led to discussions, clarifications and a review of the change in scope. The third proposal relates to employment security with changes proposed in the relocation procedure. Because some members of the bargaining teams were absent, it was agreed the union would review these three prop
Dell Canada offers a special Member Purchase Program for McGill staff. Discounts up to 10% will be applied to online purchases of Dell computers and accessories made at www.dell.ca/mpp. Dell has long been a supplier of McGill, but in April 2011 a contract was signed for the Administrative Desktop Program, awarded to Dell following a public call for tender conducted by Procurement Services.
On May 2nd the University signed a tentative agreement with AGSEM invigilators on all items remaining to be negotiated. It was signed in the presence of the government-appointed arbitrator who has been involved in these negotiations since the fall of 2012.
The parties will now proceed with the drafting of a formal memorandum of agreement which will be signed by both parties. It will then be presented to members for ratification at a general assembly, at a date to be determined shortly.
At the April 23 bargaining session, the university submitted its proposed plan concerning the scheduling of resources in food and dining services. The union examined the proposal and made suggestions leading to an agreement, which the university will present for ratification at the next meeting, scheduled for May 7.
The university also submitted proposals addressing concerns previously expressed relating to seniority upon job abolishment and changes in working hours. The union will study the proposals in greater detail and provide feedback at the next meeting.
At the April 17 bargaining session, the parties ratified the clause covering the number of refusals before having facilities management employees’ names withdrawn from the overtime list. The union suggested some language changes that will be integrated in the next draft. The parties also agreed on a negotiation calendar for the fall period with ten dates established between early September and mid-December.
At the April 5th bargaining session, the parties ratified articles relating to employee changes and definition of terms. The procedure to be followed when an employee returns to his or her assignment of origin was clarified and the definition of additional hours is now included in the definitions.
As part of the cost-savings measures recently announced by the University, McGill today launched its 2013 Voluntary Retirement Program for eligible administrative and support staff aged 60 and over, before December 31, 2013.
All eligible employees will receive a letter outlining the terms under which they may elect to retire. For more information about the program, click on the following link: https://www.mcgill.ca/hr/bp/vrp.
The parties met on March 20th and discussed a number of items. On job postings, the union outlined its proposed changes. The parties reached a tentative agreement and a revised proposal will be presented at the next meeting, set for April 5.
The parties also agreed to set aside for now discussions relating to the separation of residences and Food and Dining Services. Those discussions will take place at a later date.
At the March 13 bargaining session, McGill submitted a proposed text on the job postings process, which includes changes discussed at the last meeting. The SEU bargaining committee will review the document and submit its comments and suggested changes at the next meeting, set for March 20.
Members of AMURE voted in overwhelming majority to ratify the tentative agreements relating to research associates and research assistants. Voting sessions were held on both the downtown and Macdonald campuses.
Both negotiation parties are satisfied with the outcome of this first collective agreement and the process of joint communications conducted throughout the talks.
The parties met on February 19 with the university presenting its proposal on employee changes resulting from job postings. After some discussion, the parties ratified both the English and French versions of the proposal. The parties also discussed separating Food and Dining Services from Residences. Those discussions will be pursued at the next bargaining session, set for March 13.
For the fifth consecutive year, McGill has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers, as selected by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
Employee development, pension plans, staff fitness programs, reduced summer hours and a host of environmental and sustainability initiatives are just some of the reasons given for McGill’s inclusion among the city’s top-ranked employers.