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.
"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
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.
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.
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.