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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

Negotiation update: AGSEM Unit 1 (Teaching Assistants)

Since our last update in July, the Parties have met eight times. The meetings provided the Parties with the opportunity to express their views and their respective positions on the content of the Harassment and Discrimination provision. On October 10, the Union requested the assistance of a Conciliator from the Ministry of Labour.

Published: 6 Jan 2020

Flexible Work Arrangements Pilot Program

Employees today are increasingly looking to their employers to provide some form of flexible work arrangement to make their work and personal lives easier to manage. McGill University is no exception to this trend. Indeed, flexible work arrangements have emerged as a significant theme of proposed action within the staff-led My Healthy Workplace Learning Communities, launched in May 2019.

Published: 13 Dec 2019

McGill closed on the afternoon of Dec. 24

In addition to the previously scheduled days of holiday closure, the University will officially be closed on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 24.

Published: 13 Dec 2019

2019 Health Fair for Faculty and Staff: Promoting Health and Well-Being across McGill

At midday on Oct. 30, as the sound of the cello played in the background and people’s laughter echoed in the lobby, HR’s Health and Well-Being team welcomed around 400 attendees to explore what the 2019 Health Fair had to offer.

Published: 8 Nov 2019

Results of the M2 and M3 unionization vote

In the context of MUNACA’s unionization drive, the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT) recently administered a vote to M2 and M3 employees according to the following definition:

All employees whose function requires a university degree (professionals) with the exception of:

Published: 29 Oct 2019

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

On September 12th, the University met with the representatives of the following three union groups: Trades (downtown), Powerhouse (downtown), and Macdonald Campus Trades and Powerhouse. These units are part of Local 800 of the Service Employees Union. Their collective agreements expired on May 31, 2019.

Published: 29 Oct 2019

Pay Equity Update: September 2019

Updates on pay equity settlement discussions can be found here.

Published: 23 Sep 2019

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:

Email address:
Published: 5 Jun 2019


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