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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

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

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

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

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

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


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