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McGill: A Top Montreal Employer (8 Years Running)

High marks for Summer Fridays, tuition waivers, parental leave top-ups and much more.

For the eighth year in a row, McGill has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers.

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Published: 4 Feb 2016

Disbursement: Former Long-Term Disability Trust

The Trustees of a former Long Term Disability Plan for McGill employees are in the process of winding up the trust. There is a small surplus in the trust which will be distributed to eligible recipients.

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Published: 19 Jan 2016

Pay Equity Commission Decision

The attached document outlines a decision by Quebec's Pay Equity Commission regarding McGill's legal obligations.

Download: Décision du Commission de l'équité salariale
Published: 4 Jan 2016

HR Notes: December 2015

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Published: 14 Dec 2015

Course lecturers sign first collective agreement

On Oct. 30, the McGill Course Lecturers & Instructors Union (MCLIU) and McGill signed their first collective agreement. The new agreement will last three years and covers salary, benefits, leave and a wide range of other issues.

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Published: 11 Dec 2015

Global Agreement Reached with 3 SEU groups

McGill University has agreed on all aspects of a new collective agreement with three bargaining units represented by SEU: Trades (Downtown Campus); Powerhouse (Downtown Campus); Trades & Powerhouse (Macdonald Campus). At a date to be determined, the Union will invite its membership to general assembly to vote on the new document. The parties have agreed not to communicate the contents of the agreement until the vote has taken place.

Published: 11 Dec 2015

Global Agreement Reached with MUNACA

McGill University and the MUNACA negotiating committee have agreed on all aspects of a new three-year collective agreement. At a date to be determined, the Union will invite its membership to general assembly to vote on the new document. The parties have agreed not to communicate the contents of the agreement until the vote has taken place.

Published: 9 Dec 2015

Update on negotiations with AGSEM exam invigilators

An agreement in principle was reached between the parties, and the Union’s executive will submit it to members for ratification on December 8. After just under six months and slightly more than a dozen negotiation sessions, the negotiating committees agreed on all monetary and non-monetary aspects of the new collective agreement. If ratified by the Union’s membership, the new five-year collective agreement will end on April 30, 2020....

Published: 4 Dec 2015

Update on negotiations with Floor Fellows

On Monday, November 9, McGill formally filed for government arbitration in the ongoing negotiations with Floor Fellows, represented by AMUSE.

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Published: 10 Nov 2015

AGSEM TAs Approve New Collective Agreement

The Union held its general assembly on September 30, and its members voted on the global offer submitted by McGill’s negotiating committee on September 1.

The teaching assistants accepted the University’s offer for a collective agreement of four (4) years. The new agreement will end on June 30, 2018. In the coming weeks, the parties will finalize and sign the text of the new agreement. Shortly thereafter, the detailed terms will be shared with the community.

Published: 1 Oct 2015

Meeting with SEU (Facilities, Printing & Computing)

The parties discussed the possibility of introducing biweekly pay for these groups. The University responded to the Union’s questions and concerns on this subject; some points still require clarification before an agreement can be finalized. This topic, as well as the continuation of monetary discussions, will be the focus of upcoming meetings. The next meeting is planned for October 7.

Published: 30 Sep 2015

Meeting with SEU (Trades)

The parties met briefly on September 22 to review the negotiations to date. It was determined that the discussion of normative subjects, upon which agreement has yet to be reached, would be put aside for the moment, and that monetary subjects would be discussed at the next meeting instead (planned for October 23).

Published: 30 Sep 2015

Negotiation meetings with AGSEM invigilators

Following the previous meeting on July 14, the parties met on September 15 to discuss the Union’s rights, the job posting clause, employment applications, and the selection and appointment of employees. The parties came to an agreement on these topics and ratified the English text of the modified clauses.

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Published: 30 Sep 2015

Conciliation Meeting with Floor Fellows on September 11

In order to move negotiations forward, the parties continued discussions that had begun on July 3 regarding the counting of hours worked. The parties discussed what, in their respective views, constitutes the fixed portion vs. the variable portion of hours worked by floor fellows. The parties expressed their views and concerns with respect to the inclusion of activities in each of these categories....

Published: 30 Sep 2015

Meeting with AMUSE (Casual Employees)

The parties met twice, on September 18 and 25. Discussions were focused on the grievance and arbitration process, and on the clause regarding discrimination and harassment. Significant progress was made in discussions on the grievance and arbitration process, and the question of delays remains outstanding – this subject will be discussed at a later date....

Published: 30 Sep 2015

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