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Update on negotiations with MUNACA

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.

Published: 14 Oct 2020

Update: AGSEM TAs Approve New Collective Agreement

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.

Published: 7 Oct 2020

Negotiation update: Agreement in Principle: AGSEM Teaching Assistants

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.

Published: 2 Sep 2020

Negotiation update: SEU Trades & Powerhouse - Downtown and Macdonald Campus

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.

Published: 7 Jul 2020

Update: AGSEM Unionization Drive

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. 


Published: 2 Jul 2020

FAQ: MPEX Annual Compensation Review and Scale Update 2020

After consulting the HR Note on the 2020 MPEX Annual Compensation Review and Scale Update, these FAQs will provide further detail. Find out more.

Published: 26 Apr 2020

More flexibility & simplicity through the Flexible Work Arrangements Pilot Program

Dear colleagues,

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.

Published: 28 Feb 2020

Coronavirus update – Friday, February 28, 2020

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.

Published: 28 Feb 2020

Coronavirus travel update

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.

Published: 27 Feb 2020

MUNACA/PSAC Bargaining Unit Update

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.

Published: 5 Feb 2020

Webpage for Coronavirus updates

The following webpage for members of the McGill community will be updated regularly:

Published: 31 Jan 2020

McGill named a top Montreal employer 12th year running

"Here are some of the reasons why McGill University was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2020):

McGill University encourages employees to take time off to recharge with three weeks of starting vacation allowance, moving to four weeks after only three years on the job -- additionally, the organization offers paid time off during the winter holidays as well as paid personal days, which can be scheduled as needed

Published: 31 Jan 2020

HR Note: Performance Dialogue Tools & Support

As you set your objectives for 2020 with all M and Excluded staff, we want to provide you with a summary of supports, tools and links to the most up-to-date versions of Performance Dialogue documents.

Published: 16 Jan 2020

Negotiation update: SEU Trades & Powerhouse - Downtown and Macdonald Campus

Since the last update on October 29th, six meetings have taken place between SEU Union representatives for Trades and Powerhouse / Macdonald and Downtown campuses and University representatives. The Parties continued their discussion regarding work uniforms, safety shoes and Union bulletin boards; they reached agreements on these matters on October 30th.

Published: 9 Jan 2020

Negotiation update: MCLIU (Course Lecturers/Instructors)

After initial discussions in September, it was then agreed that the best way to progress towards reaching an agreement was to work on global proposals including all the elements currently in discussion, rather than discussing items individually.

Published: 7 Jan 2020


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