Human Resources

On January 30th, the Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE/Casuals) / Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and McGill University signed a new collective agreement. This is the second collective agreement with this unit and it will last 40 months with an expiry date of May 31st, 2020.

The negotiation of this collective agreement took place over a period of 18 months, in which there were 24 negotiation meetings. Eleven of these meetings were held with the assistance of a conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour.

Classified as: Negotiation Updates, AMUSE
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Published on: 1 Feb 2017

The Union and University representatives met on December 19, 2016.

As a follow-up to previous meetings, the University made several written proposals relative to: Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination; Health and Safety; Work Accidents; Postings, Appointments and Reappointments; and Probationary Periods.

The parties reached an agreement and ratified the texts of the articles relative to Work Accidents and Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination.

Classified as: AMURE, Negotiation Updates
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Published on: 22 Dec 2016

Some McGillians have shared concerns about the impact of the government’s ruling on postdocs – specifically regarding the classification of some McGill postdocs as employees, and the payroll deductions and employer fees that this classification entails. McGill shares many of these concerns. And while we must abide by provincial law and apply these changes, we hope to at least clarify the situation as best we can.

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Published on: 9 Dec 2016

The parties met on November 4 and 11. They shared their objectives and constraints related to the posting mechanisms for positions of research associates, research assistants and casual research assistants.

They discussed topics such as centralized posting tools, priority for McGill employees, employee selection criteria, duration of contracts, advice for employees who are relocating/have relocated from other countries, availability list and several other topics related to staffing activities.

Classified as: AMURE, Negotiation Updates
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Published on: 7 Dec 2016

The parties met on November 14, 15 and 25 in the presence of the arbitrator appointed by the ministère du Travail. The employer presented for review by the union the bilingual version of the text agreed on pertaining to the grievance procedure, as well as of the article related to the drafting of the collective agreement.

Classified as: Negotiation Updates, AMUSE, floor fellows
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Published on: 2 Dec 2016

The Association of McGill University Research Employees (AMURE) unit representing postdoctoral researchers and McGill University have agreed on all aspects of a first collective agreement. The final elements were agreed on at a meeting the two parties held on November 25.

The University will soon submit the tentative agreement for approval to McGill’s senior leadership. The union and the University will then finalize the text of the agreement and the union will submit it to the vote of its membership at a date to be communicated later.

Classified as: AMURE, Negotiation Updates, postdoctoral researchers, tentative agreement
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Published on: 25 Nov 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.

Classified as: Negotiation Updates, AMUSE, casual employees, tentative agreement
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Published on: 25 Nov 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.

Classified as: Negotiation Updates, AMUSE, casual employees
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Published on: 21 Nov 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.

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

 

Classified as: AMURE, Negotiation Updates, postdoctoral researchers
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Published on: 16 Nov 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.

Classified as: Negotiation Updates, AMUSE, casual employees
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Published on: 15 Nov 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.

Classified as: Negotiation Updates, AMUSE, floor fellows
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Published on: 14 Nov 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.

Classified as: Negotiation Updates, AMUSE, casual employees
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Published on: 3 Nov 2016

The parties met on October 20 and 21. They discussed and agreed on the content of the articles pertaining to leaves without pay, to union activities (non-monetary aspects), to the reimbursement of expenses and to temporary alternate work arrangement.

The parties also agreed on the content of two agreement letters related to Human Resources information systems, as well as McGill ID cards and library access.

The parties also addressed the health and safety clause, a discussion which will be resumed at the next meeting, set for November 4.

Classified as: AMURE, Research Assistants, Negotiation Updates, research associates
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Published on: 28 Oct 2016

The parties met on October 19 in the presence of the arbitrator appointed by the ministère du Travail. They resumed the discussion they had started at the previous meeting on the rules governing the allocation of contracts to floor fellows, and more specifically, to returning floor fellows.

The parties made progress on the posting and granting of assignments, a discussion which then led them to address performance dialogues. The employer submitted to the union its proposed text for those two articles.

Classified as: Negotiation Updates, AMUSE, floor fellows
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Published on: 28 Oct 2016

The parties met for a full day on October 24 in the presence of the conciliator. The parties agreed to conduct exploratory discussions on two non-monetary topics and then move on to monetary topics if they managed to agree on the non-monetary topics.

The two non-monetary topics were: a) 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, and b) mechanisms surrounding the issuance of ID cards to non-student employees covered by the agreement.

Classified as: Negotiation Updates, AMUSE, casual employees
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Published on: 26 Oct 2016

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