We are pleased to announce that on December 23, 2020, the Association of Graduate Students employed at McGill (AGSEM-FNEEQ) and McGill University signed a new collective agreement. The previous agreement expired on June 30, 2018 and the new agreement will end on July 31, 2023.
In the coming weeks, the detailed terms of the agreement will be shared with the community. The collective agreement will be posted soon on the Union’s and the University’s websites.
We are pleased to announce that on December 23, 2020, the Course Lecturers and Instructors Union (MCLIU) and McGill University signed their second Collective Agreement. The first Agreement expired on October 29, 2018 and the second Agreement will end August 31, 2022.
In the coming weeks, the details of the Agreement will be shared with the community. The Collective Agreement will be posted soon on the Union and University’s websites.
The MCLIU Course Lecturers and Instructors Union held its Special General Assembly online, this November 20th, 2020. We are pleased to announce that members voted in favor of the proposed new collective agreement. The current agreement expired on October 29, 2018; the new agreement will end on August 31, 2022.
In the coming weeks, the parties will finalize and sign the text of the new agreement. Shortly thereafter, the detailed terms will be shared with the community.
Consistent with McGill’s objective to prepare for increased on-campus activity in 2021, the University aims to progressively resume normal operations on campus as soon as possible, while respecting public health directives. To this end, if health directives allow, starting in January, employees will be asked to begin to return gradually to campus. Employees must therefore plan to be available to return to campus as soon as they are asked to do so by their immediate supervisor.
We are pleased to announce that, following more than two years of collective agreement negotiations between the parties, McGill and MCLIU Course Lecturers and Instructors reached an agreement in principle on October 30th.
The parties’ negotiation committees have agreed to recommend the contents of the agreement to their respective constituents and to keep the details of the agreement confidential until the Union has had an opportunity to share them with its members.
On September 10, 2020, the University met with MUNACA union representatives to begin negotiating the first collective agreement of their new bargaining unit accredited by the Tribunal Administratif du Travail on August 2, 2019. The parties agreed to meet on a weekly basis in order to ensure the progression of the negotiation.
After several information sessions outlining the content of the proposed agreement, the Association of Graduate Students employed at McGill (AGSEM-FNEEQ) held its general assembly online on September 30. Members voted in favor of the proposed new collective agreement. The current agreement expired on June 30, 2018; the new agreement will end on July 31, 2023.
Following almost two years of negotiations between the parties, an agreement in principle was reached on July 9th in presence of the Conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour.
The parties’ negotiation committees have agreed to recommend the contents of this collective agreement to their respective constituents, and to keep the details confidential until the Union has had an opportunity to share them with its members.
Since the last update on January 9th, 7 full day meetings in person and 11 half day online meetings took place between SEU Union representatives for Trades and Powerhouse / Macdonald and Downtown campuses and University representatives.
On Thursday April 30th 2020, AGSEM filed the attached petition for the certification for academic support workers employed by McGill. The academic support workers in the attached list are targeted by this unionization drive.
After consulting the HR Note on the 2020 MPEX Annual Compensation Review and Scale Update, these FAQs will provide further detail. Find out more.
As the rollout of the Flexible Work Arrangements Pilot Program and the development of a more flexible work culture continues, I am pleased to share two developments, one of which will give all eligible employees additional flexibility and another which will simplify the request procedure for MUNACA employees.
As you may have heard, health authorities announced yesterday a presumptive case of COVID-19 in the Montreal area. It is a case of a person who recently returned from travel abroad.
Despite this, health authorities are still very clear that the risk in Canada is low, and they are not recommending any additional measures to be taken by the general public. Frequent and thorough handwashing, as well as observing appropriate cough etiquette, are still the appropriate behaviours.
Although the novel coronavirus outbreak is accelerating in many parts of the world, the situation remains unchanged in Canada. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, overall risk remains low for Canadians. Currently, no case of the novel coronavirus has been reported in Québec.
Following the MUNACA drive which resulted in a new MUNACA bargaining unit, the Union filed a claim with the Tribunal Administrative du Travail (TAT) that the expired MUNACA Collective Agreement, which had applied to the prior bargaining unit, should apply to employees now part of the new bargaining unit as of August 2, 2019, the date of the TAT’s decision.