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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

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

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

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

Employee Benefits for Postdoctoral Researchers

Dear Postdoctoral Researchers,

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. The new collective agreement includes benefits coverage for many members of the AMURE (Postdocs) bargaining unit.

Published: 3 Aug 2017

Negotiation Update: AMURE (Research Associates/Assistants)

On June 26, the parties met for a full day in the presence of a Conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour. As a follow-up to previous meetings, McGill presented aggregate information on 2016-17 hours worked by a group of casual research assistants. In previous meetings the Union had requested details on the contracts and hours worked of 32 casual research assistants.

Published: 13 Jul 2017

Floor Fellows sign first collective agreement

On Monday, July 3, McGill’s Floor Fellows, represented by the Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE) / Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), signed their first ever collective agreement with the University. AMUSE (Floor Fellows) represents approximately 75 employees on both the Downtown and Macdonald campuses.

Published: 13 Jul 2017

Updates to McGill Personnel Policies and Procedures

Dear colleagues,

This memo provides a brief summary of updates to McGill’s Personnel Policies and Procedures, which apply to all M-Level staff and were revised on June 1, 2017. This summary is intended only as an informal synopsis – the authoritative documents are the policies themselves.

The updated policies are:

Policy on Hours of Work On-Call Policy Staffing Policy

Kind regards,

Published: 7 Jun 2017

Q&A on Changes to Some Postdocs' Status

Originally posted on December 9, 2016

Some McGillians have shared concerns about the impact of the government’s ruling on postdocs – specifically regarding the classification of some McGill postdocs as employees, and the payroll deductions and employer fees that this classification entails. McGill shares many of these concerns. And while we must abide by provincial law and apply these changes, we hope to at least clarify the situation as best we can.

Published: 25 May 2017

Update on negotiations with AMURE (research associates and research assistants)

Originally posted on December 22, 2016

The Union and University representatives met on December 19, 2016.

As a follow-up to previous meetings, the University made several written proposals relative to: Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination; Health and Safety; Work Accidents; Postings, Appointments and Reappointments; and Probationary Periods.

Published: 25 May 2017

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