Human Resources news
After a pause in negotiations during the summer, the parties resumed negotiations on September 11 with both sides’ full committees present at the table. The university submitted the text of a new definition for the possible duration of assignments on special projects.
This is to inform you that we have extended the deadline to submit nominations to the Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff for 2012-2013. You have until August 19th, 5:00 pm to submit your entry.
At the June 12 bargaining session, the parties reached an agreement on the job posting process, more specifically the effective date of appointment and payment of new rates. This point, applicable to the three collective agreements, is now settled.
Now is the time to start thinking about submitting nominations to the Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff for 2012-2013. Colleagues can present nominees in six categories – customer service, quality of work, initiative/innovation, service to the community, teamwork and sustainability – for work carried out between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.
At the May 29 bargaining session, the university submitted the revised article on proposed working hours, applicable to Food and Dining Services. The university also submitted for review a joint statement of intent relating to the staffing organization in Food and Dining Services. Both documents were ratified by the parties.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.