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Agreement in Principle: AMURE (Research Associates / Research Assistants)

On April 26, an agreement in principle was reached between the parties regarding the terms of their collective agreement. Previously, research associates and research assistants were part of separate bargaining units, whose collective agreements expired in April 2016. They have since merged into a single bargaining unit.

Published: 27 Apr 2018

McGill Named one of Canada's Greenest Employers

McGill has been selected as one of Canada's top 100 greenest employers in an editorial competition run by Mediacorp Canada. 

Published: 19 Apr 2018

MUNACA joins Family Days pilot project

MUNACA has opted to join the Family Days pilot project, launched in January 2018. As a result, its members are now eligible for Family Days as part of a 17-month pilot project. Like M and Excluded staff, they may now use up to three of their nine paid sick days to care for their sick children, spouses, parents, grandparents or siblings – even when the employees themselves are not ill.

Published: 4 Apr 2018

Negotiation Update: AMURE (Research Associates/Assistants)

On January 23, AMURE and McGill University reconvened in the presence of a conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour to review the status of ongoing negotiations with respect to the collective agreement. The Union obtained clarifications regarding the University’s position on benefits, short-term disability and working hours.

Published: 16 Mar 2018

HR Notes: Performance Dialogue for Management (M) and Excluded Staff

To:               Deans, Chairs, Executives, Management and Excluded Staff

From:           Diana Dutton, Interim Associate Vice-Principal, Human Resources

Published: 13 Mar 2018

McGill named one of Montreal's Top Employers

For the tenth consecutive year, McGill has been named one of Montreal's Top Employers. 

To find out what sets McGill apart, view the reasons for selection and read more in The Reporter. 


Published: 13 Feb 2018

Did You Know? Coverage of smoking cessation products

Did you know?

As McGill moves closer to becoming a smoke-free campus, you may be eligible for certain smoking cessation products through your Supplemental Health Plan.

Published: 29 Jan 2018

Family Days: Memorandum


Dear colleagues,

Published: 10 Jan 2018

Family Days: FAQ

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:

Published: 10 Jan 2018

HR Notes: December 2017


This year's Benefits Update contains updates/information on the following Benefits items:

For a PDF version of this note, click here.

Contribution Rates for Benefit Plans


Published: 11 Dec 2017

Recruitment to Retirement is moving forward

On November 6, the McGill Reporter announced the progress of the R2R program.

Read the article here or visit R2R's website.

Published: 10 Nov 2017

Pay Equity Update

Dear colleagues,

In March 2016, McGill completed its 2010 pay equity maintenance evaluation for all employee groups, as required by Quebec law. We expected at the time that the implementation phase would take place in the fall of 2016, including retroactive pay increases for certain groups of employees.

Published: 27 Oct 2017

Targeted phishing emails from internal McGill accounts

Recently a number of McGill email accounts have been used to propagate phishing attempts throughout the McGill community.

Published: 13 Sep 2017

Negotiation Update: AMURE (Research Associates/Assistants)

On August 28, the parties met in the presence of a Conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour. In response to a Union proposal made on June 26, McGill presented a global proposal including all previously agreed upon items, pending items, and a detailed monetary offer.

Published: 13 Sep 2017

New collective agreement for AMURE (Postdocs)

Following the decision of a government-appointed arbitrator, a three-year collective agreement has been finalized between McGill University and AMURE (Postdocs), effective August 1, 2017. This is their first collective agreement.

The new collective agreement includes benefits coverage for many members of the AMURE (Postdocs) bargaining unit, as well as other changes to their compensation and working conditions.

Published: 12 Sep 2017


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