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Principal's Awards - Deadline extended - 5,000 Prize

The deadline for nominations for the 2018-2019 Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff has been extended to August 16th. 

Published: 13 Aug 2019

Significant update regarding M unionization drive

The attached memo published on August 5, 2019, describes significant updates regarding the M unionization drive.

Related FAQs can be found here.

Published: 5 Aug 2019

Unionization Drive FAQs - August 2019

Last updated August 5, 2019


I. Introduction

II. Latest Developments

III. Questions by employee group

A. Former M1s: Newly-unionized employees

Published: 5 Aug 2019

Negotiation update: AGSEM Unit 1 (teaching assistants)

Since our last update in February, the parties have met eleven times and the next meeting is scheduled for July 10, 2019. Discussions pertaining to non-monetary provisions are almost concluded. Outstanding items have been left as pending, subject to further consultation with the parties’ respective constituents. The parties have reached agreements in the following matters: Workload and Hours of Work, Postings/Applications and Selection and Appointment.

Published: 9 Jul 2019

Negotiation update: MCLIU (Course Lecturers/Instructors)

Since the appointment of a Conciliator from the Ministry of Labour in January 2019, the parties have met eleven times. The meetings enabled MCLIU and McGill negotiation committees to reiterate and clarify their proposals with respect to changes to the current collective agreement.

Published: 9 Jul 2019

Pay Equity Update: June 2019

Updates on pay equity settlement discussions can be found here.

Published: 17 Jun 2019

Family Days policy: FAQs

What is a Family Day?

Following a successful pilot project, MUNACA, M and Excluded employees may continue to use up to three of their nine paid sick days each year to care for certain sick relatives, even when the employees themselves are not ill.


For which family members can I use a Family Day?

You may use them to care for:

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Published: 5 Jun 2019

Collaboration for Well-being of McGill Employees

McGill’s central Human Resources department is made up of a number of Centres of Expertise. Within the Centre of Pensions & Benefits, there are quite a few new faces these days. Among them, a new position focused entirely on the well-being of McGill employees.

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Published: 2 May 2019

Healthy Workplace Highlight: Lana Kobeici

Lana Kobeici, Senior Administrative Coordinator in Microbiology and Immunology in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill. Lana has been working at McGill for 3 years. She is a member of the My Healthy Workplace working group and started a meditation group for colleagues every week at lunch time. Read more to discover Lana's tips and strategies to protect and promote her mental health, what she does to turnaround a day when she is feeling rundown.

Published: 1 May 2019

McGill honoured for its ongoing support of Canadian Forces Reservists

Supporting the men and women who serve Canada 

Published: 3 Apr 2019

Negotiation update: AGSEM Unit 1 (Teaching Assistants)

Since our last update, the parties met nine times throughout the Fall term and four times since the beginning of 2019. Each meeting lasted half a day. The discussions on several topics progressed and the parties were able to reach agreements on many articles, namely definitions, grievance and arbitration, union rights and privileges, disciplinary measures and employment files.

Published: 19 Feb 2019

Negotiation update: MCLIU (Course Lecturers/Instructors)

Since the last update, the parties have met for half-day negotiation sessions on December 5 and January 15, 18 and 22. During these meetings, the parties further discussed and exchanged proposals relative to the course allocation clause. This clause has been the subject of many discussions between the parties in recent months, and as of yet the parties remain unable to reach an agreement.

Published: 1 Feb 2019

A Major Revision of Labour Standards

On June 12, 2018, the National Assembly thus adopted An Act to amend the Act respecting labour standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance.

The Act respecting labour standards recently went through a major revision. Changes were made to ensure its evolution in pursuit of the following main objectives:

Published: 21 Dec 2018

Benefits Update

Each year, the financial health of the benefit plans is analyzed and the contribution rates paid by plan members and the University are reviewed to ensure the sustainability of the plans. The results of the analysis have been reviewed with the Staff Benefits Advisory Committee (SBAC) and approved by the Human Resources Committee, Board of Governors of McGill University.

Published: 13 Dec 2018