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Global offer to be presented to TAs by Oct. 2

The parties met on September 1, 2015 in the presence of a conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour. This was the first meeting after the summer break. The parties continued several discussions which were initiated in previous meetings.

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Published: 9 Sep 2015

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Published: 23 Jun 2015

Start of negotiations with AGSEM invigilators

The first meeting was held on June 12.  The parties introduced their respective negotiating teams. They exchanged their set of proposals and discussed how the bargaining process should unfold. The parties also agreed on a shared communications approach throughout the bargaining process.

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Published: 22 Jun 2015

McGill’s postdoctoral fellows now unionized

McGill’s postdoctoral fellows received their accreditation from the Commission des relations du travail on June 9, 2015. They become the third bargaining unit of AMURE/PSAC, which already includes research associates and research assistants. 

This group represents more than 400 members.  Only those postdoctoral fellows who receive research funds from McGill University are covered by the accreditation process. 

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Published: 19 Jun 2015

HR website being revamped

The Human Resources website is in the process of being updated.  Close to 600 web pages are being reviewed and removed where the information is obsolete.  While this work is being done, the website will still be accessible; however, you may come across some broken links or a “page not found” at certain moments.  All efforts are being made to minimize any disruptions to the site during this time.  This work should be completed by the end of June.  In the meantime, shou...

Published: 9 Jun 2015

Conciliation meetings with AMUSE floor fellows on May 27 and 29

Since the last meeting on March 20, the parties met for the first time in the presence of the conciliator appointed by the Department of Labour. The conciliator invited the parties to present their respective views of the elements that are holding back the advancement of negotiations.

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Published: 4 Jun 2015

Talks with AGSEM TAs suspended for the summer

The parties met briefly on May 23 in the presence of the conciliator appointed by the Department of Labour. The meeting served to assess whether an agreement could possibly be reached at this time.

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Published: 26 May 2015

Negotiations now under way with AMUSE

The university met with AMUSE/PSAC non-academic casuals on May 19 where the parties presented their respective set of proposals. Both sides’ bargaining committees were present for the start of negotiations. The parties also discussed how the bargaining process should unfold and agreed on a shared communications approach following each bargaining session. The parties later agreed on four dates for bargaining sessions leading up to mid-July.

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Published: 26 May 2015

2015 benefits statement now available

Your 2015 benefits statement is now available on MINERVA.  To access your benefits statement, log in to MINERVA, go to the Employee menu, select Benefits menu, then select Your Benefits statement. This statement includes information about your personal benefits coverage paid by you and the university in 2014. It also describes the various benefit plans and programs available to plan members.

Published: 22 May 2015

Talks continue with AGSEM TAs in conciliation

The parties met for a day and a half day on May 12 and 13. They continued to discuss and review texts concerning some pending non-monetary items. 

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Published: 21 May 2015

Invitation to start negotiations early with MUNACA/PSAC

The Labour Relations team is getting ready to start negotiations with PSAC/MUNACA for the renewal of their collective agreement which expires on November 30, 2015.

A letter was sent to MUNACA/PSAC last week inviting them to start negotiations as soon as June 16.  The university has offered to engage in intensive negotiations during the summer in order to reach an agreement before the current contract expires in November.

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Published: 20 May 2015

McGill and AGSEM TAs meet in conciliation

The parties met for a half-day on May 4 with the conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour.  This was their first meeting following the one-day strike held on April 16. The conciliator helped the parties clarify the points which still need to be discussed.

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Published: 8 May 2015

Discussions with SEU (trades) on drivers’ rates for snow removal

At the April 23 session, the parties discussed the mechanisms of attributing drivers’ rates during the winter season as more drivers are required for snow removal. The parties discussed the feasibility of having a uniform practice and the same language in the collective agreements of both campuses’ trades groups. This led to an exchange of proposals from each party but no agreement was reached at this time....

Published: 30 Apr 2015

Help recognize outstanding contributions from your colleagues!

If you know of colleagues or teams who did outstanding work this past year, the Principal’s award for administrative and support staff is a great way to recognize their effort. This year, the call for nominations is being launched in April. The deadline to submit entries is Monday, June 15, at 5:00 PM. 

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Published: 17 Apr 2015

More articles and letters of agreement ratified by SEU (facilities)

The parties met for a full day on April 10 and reviewed several articles and letters of agreement pertaining to non-monetary and monetary items which will eventually be integrated in a global settlement.  Items such as work uniforms, shift and other premiums as well as vacation scheduling were reviewed, finalized and ratified by the parties.  Since other non-monetary and monetary elements are still being discussed, the parties agreed to meet on June 15 and 17. 

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Published: 16 Apr 2015

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