McGill University has accepted the conciliator’s proposal for a new collective agreement with MUNACA. McGill’s decision follows the vote by 80% of MUNACA’s members in favour of the same proposal at the MUNACA General Assembly held on Thursday, March 26, 2009.The new agreement will run until November 30, 2010.
The latest variant of the "Conficker" worm, known as Conficker.C, is set to be activated on April 1, 2009. This worm can allegedly stop prevention processes that will attempt to detect and/or clean the exploit. See the full IT Announcement for tips on preventing infection.
From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, sustainability-conscious people around the world will turn off their lights in recognition of Earth Hour. We encourage you to join us in this gestureof solidarity and of concern for the protection of resources that are both fragile and scarce.
Scheduled maintenance for McGill's Software Licensing website will occur on Thursday, March 26, at 7:45am and last for 30 minutes. During this maintenance you will not be able to log in to the website. If you are already logged in, however, you will be able to complete any transactions, including downloads.
On Wednesday, March 25, at approximately 10:35am, McGill will conduct a test of the mass notification service in classrooms. Should you hear the classroom phone ring, please pick it up and listen to the message. The entire test should take no more than 2 to 3 minutes.
Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing external sites and resources from within the McGill Network. We are currently investigating the issue and apologize for the inconvenience.
Recent advertisements purchased by MUNACA in campus newspapers and some Montreal dailies have contained misleading and inaccurate information. The University administration understands that in the heat of a labour dispute, rhetoric can go beyond normal discourse and things can be said or done, in support of a position, which might not otherwise be advanced. Nonetheless, errors demand correction.