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AMUSE floor fellows respond to key documents (including values document)

Following the March 13meeting, at which time the university presented three key documents – code of conduct (values), roles and responsibilities, article on training and development – during the March 20 meeting, the union indicated its position on these documents.

The union expressed its overall satisfaction with the code of conduct (values) and the roles and responsibilities documents.  With minor adjustments, the parties were able to reach a consensus on these two documents.

Published: 25Mar2015

Agreement with SEU trades on work-life balance

At the March 11 meeting with SEU trades, as agreed, the union presented a proposal concerning ways to facilitate a work-life balance approach at work. This proposal led to several exchanges after which the parties finally reached an agreement. A written proposal will be submitted to the union at the next meeting, set for March 25.

Published: 20Mar2015

AMUSE floor fellows to review key documents prepared by the administration

At the March 13 session with floor fellows, the administration submitted three documents it had agreed to produce to help further discussions with this new bargaining unit.  The union will review the following documents: 1) a proposal on training and development to better prepare floor fellows for their positions; 2) a document describing roles and responsibilities; 3) a proposed code of conduct in accordance with the principles set out in Student Housing and Hospitality Services.  These documents will be discussed at the next meeting, set for March 20.

Published: 19Mar2015

McGill’s monetary proposals submitted to teaching assistants on March 18

Following the union’s presentation of its monetary demands on March 9, the university presented its monetary proposals and explained the rationale motivating its offers. The university also explained what comparators were used to benchmark its competitive situation. The parties reviewed in detail the university’s offers. The union’s bargaining committee members received responses to several questions asked about the university’s proposals.  Discussions on both parties’ monetary proposals will take place at the next meeting, scheduled for March 30.

Published: 19Mar2015

AGSEM teaching assistants present their monetary demands

At the March 9 meeting with teaching assistants, the union presented a document summarizing the issue of criteria linked with priority hiring.  It also identified its preferred forum to discuss this issue. Discussions concerning this document will take place at the labour relations committee instead of during negotiations.

The union also submitted a document that includes its monetary demands and responded to the administration’s questions. The university committed to presenting its monetary proposal on March 18.

Published: 19Mar2015

Intensive two-day discussions with SEU (facilities)

On February 24 and 25, the parties engaged in two intensive days of negotiations.  They discussed monetary items and will continue discussing this topic at upcoming meetings.  The parties turned their attention to discussing still unresolved non-monetary items such as sick days and change in pay frequency. 

The parties also discussed forming a committee on pay equity. This committee, which will hold separate meetings, will focus on the effects of the application of pay equity in managing the collective agreement.

Published: 3Mar2015

McGill named a top employer for seventh straight year

For the seventh consecutive year, McGill has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers, as selected by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

Published: 24Feb2015

Talks with MCLIU course lecturers and instructors now in arbitration

On February 3rd and 4th, at the union’s request, negotiations were held in the presence of a government appointed arbitrator.  At these last two bargaining sessions, the parties discussed monetary matters.  At the February 4th meeting, the union rejected the University’s proposal to increase on January 1st of this year the value of a “standard” contract (39 contract hours) from $7,200 to $7,600 and to guarantee bringing it to a minimum of $8,000 on January 1st, 2018.

Published: 17Feb2015

Meeting with SEU (facilities) focuses on wages

At the February 4 session with SEU (facilities), the parties started discussing how to approach negotiating wages. The university accepted to present a detailed proposal on what the approach would resemble at the next meeting, set for February 10. 

Published: 17Feb2015

Talks with SEU (trades) focus on work-life balance

At the February 3 session with SEU trades, the parties pursued their discussion of temporary alternative work arrangements (TAWA), more particularly as it relates to work-life balance.  The union agreed to present a written counter-proposal on this matter at the next meeting, set for March 11.

Published: 17Feb2015