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Talks resume with AGSEM TAs

The parties returned to the bargaining table on January 12. The university gave the union the French version of the agreed to article on selection and appointment; it will be reviewed by the union and should be ratified at the next meeting. The parties reviewed the list of resolved items and discussed some of the pending items. This provided a clear common understanding of the status of negotiations and plans for upcoming topics.

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Published: 14 Jan 2015

Tentative agreement with MCLIU course lecturers and instructors on core issues

The university met with MCLIU course lecturers and instructors on Dec. 17 and is pleased to report that the parties have reached an agreement in principle on the core issues discussed during the last three bargaining sessions. 

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Published: 19 Dec 2014

More discussions with SEU (trades) on temporary alternative work arrangements

The parties met on December 17 to discuss whether a temporary alternative work arrangement (TAWA) could be considered as an adequate vehicle to address the union’s proposal to reduce work hours prior to retirement and to address work-life issues with regard to their work schedule.

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Published: 19 Dec 2014

Progress in talks with AGSEM TAs

The parties met on December 12. Two articles were discussed on this last day of negotiations in 2014: positions, and selection and appointment.

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Published: 16 Dec 2014

Talks continue with AMUSE floor fellows

The parties met on December 5 for a half day and exchanged proposals and counter-proposals. They continued to discuss the following articles:  purpose of agreement, union recognition and scope of application, management rights, definitions and relationships....

Published: 16 Dec 2014

Start of negotiations with floor fellows

McGill’s floor fellows were certified in May 2014. The parties held their first bargaining session on October 31, where they exchanged proposals.  The session also included a presentation of floor fellows’ roles and responsibilities and their objectives.  Finally, the parties discussed how the bargaining process should unfold, preferred dates for negotiations, timelines and communications. Floor fellows are affiliated with AMUSE/PSAC....

Published: 3 Dec 2014

McGill and SEU (trades) discuss technical support roles

The parties met on September 24 to discuss the mechanism of potentially implementing technical support roles. Although the parties see the advantages of introducing such roles, no agreement was reached as the parties could not agree on the description to include in the collective agreement or on the premium to be paid.

McGill and SEU (trades) discuss change to a bi-weekly pay frequency

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Published: 3 Dec 2014

More agreements signed with SEU (trades)

At the bargaining session of December 3, the parties established the 2015 calendar of negotiations with six dates set until late April.

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Published: 3 Dec 2014

McGill and AGSEM TAs ratify article on disciplinary measures

McGill met with AGSEM teaching assistants on October 10....

Published: 27 Nov 2014

McGill and SEU (facilities) sign off on vacation scheduling

On September 17, the parties discussed the issue of vacation scheduling in the last week of the reference year, which has since been ratified by the parties and will be applied to the three collective agreements.

McGill and SEU (facilities) discuss phased retirement

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Published: 27 Nov 2014

Seven personnel policies revised

Seven policies included in the Personnel Policies & Procedures manual have recently been revised and are now available online. For more information click here.

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Published: 17 Jun 2014

Eight personnel policies revised

Eight policies included in the Personnel Policies & Procedures manual have recently been revised and are now available online. For more information click here.

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Published: 17 Jun 2014

Discussions with SEU (trades) on proposed appointment of technical support

The parties met on June 12, 2014 and, as agreed at the previous meeting, the university proposed the text of a letter of agreement concerning technical support roles.  Based on comments made by the union at the previous meeting, the university also submitted a modified document concerning the required qualifying skills and abilities for one of the technical support roles....

Published: 17 Jun 2014

Appointment of SEU technical support (trades)

The parties met on May 28, 2014 and the university proposed an implementation strategy for a new technical support role which could be introduced in the bargaining unit. The university provided the union with details about the context, additional responsibilities and required qualifying skills for this role. 

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Published: 5 Jun 2014

McGill and SEU (facilities) ratify several articles

On May 12, 2014, the parties had two topics on the agenda: the review and signature of several text adjustments agreed to in previous meetings and the possibility of lowering the minimum duration of a deferred salary leave.

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Published: 2 Jun 2014

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