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Negotiation update: AMURE (Research Associates / Assistants)

On February 17, the parties met in the presence of a conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour – their second such meeting. McGill presented the Union with a French translation of eight articles agreed upon by both parties in previous meetings, and the Union will review these texts in the coming days. The parties will work together with the aim of finalizing them at the next meeting.

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Published: 22 Feb 2017

Negotiation Update: AMURE (Postdocs)

On February 7, Quebec’s Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale accepted AMURE’s request that an arbitrator be appointed to oversee negotiations. If AMURE and McGill cannot agree upon a choice of arbitrator by February 17, the Ministry will appoint one. An arbitrator is a neutral participant with a mandate to help both parties reach common ground....

Published: 13 Feb 2017

AMUSE Floor Fellows: Negotiation Update

On February 9, following the filing of a request for an injunction by AMUSE / Floor Fellows, McGill and the Union appeared in Quebec Superior Court. The injunction, as requested by AMUSE / Floor Fellows, would have required McGill to immediately begin paying an hourly wage to Floor Fellows in addition to the free room and board which they currently receive. This request was denied by the Court....

Published: 10 Feb 2017

AMUSE Floor Fellows: Negotiation Update

On February 6, representatives of the Union and McGill met in the presence of the Arbitrator appointed by the Ministry of Labour, to establish their positions and discuss next steps for negotiations on a first collective agreement. This meeting was held following McGill’s decision not to endorse an agreement that includes both free room & board and wages for work performed.

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Published: 8 Feb 2017

AMUSE/Casuals and McGill sign a new collective agreement

On January 30th, the Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE/Casuals) / Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and McGill University signed a new collective agreement. This is the second collective agreement with this unit and it will last 40 months with an expiry date of May 31st, 2020.

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Published: 1 Feb 2017

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

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.

The parties reached an agreement and ratified the texts of the articles relative to Work Accidents and Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination.

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Published: 22 Dec 2016

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

The parties met on November 4 and 11. They shared their objectives and constraints related to the posting mechanisms for positions of research associates, research assistants and casual research assistants.

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Published: 7 Dec 2016

Update on negotiations with AMUSE (floor fellows)

The parties met on November 14, 15 and 25 in the presence of the arbitrator appointed by the ministère du Travail. The employer presented for review by the union the bilingual version of the text agreed on pertaining to the grievance procedure, as well as of the article related to the drafting of the collective agreement.

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Published: 2 Dec 2016

Tentative agreement reached with AMURE/postdoctoral researchers

The Association of McGill University Research Employees (AMURE) unit representing postdoctoral researchers and McGill University have agreed on all aspects of a first collective agreement. The final elements were agreed on at a meeting the two parties held on November 25.

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Published: 25 Nov 2016

Tentative agreement reached with AMUSE/Casuals

The Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE/Casuals)/Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and McGill University have agreed on all aspects of a new collective agreement.

The final elements were agreed on at a meeting the two parties held earlier today, in the presence of the conciliator appointed by the ministère du Travail.

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Published: 25 Nov 2016

Update on negotiations with AMUSE (casual employees)

The parties met for a full day on November 18 in the presence of the conciliator appointed by the ministère du Travail.

They discussed the non-monetary elements that had not been resolved yet, as well as the monetary elements. Several proposals and counter-proposals were made and progress was achieved.

The parties agreed to meet again on Friday, November 25.

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Published: 21 Nov 2016

Update on negotiations with AMURE (postdoctoral researchers)

The parties met on November 7 and ratified the articles that had been agreed on at the previous meeting. These account for a significant portion of the agreement under negotiation. Three more articles – pertaining to grievances, disciplinary measures and termination notices – were discussed, agreed to and ratified. A few remaining articles still need to be discussed.

The next meeting is set for November 21.

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Published: 16 Nov 2016

Update on negotiations with AMUSE (casual employees)

The parties met on November 10 in the presence of the conciliator appointed by the ministère du Travail.

The employer submitted as planned a global offer that includes its proposals on the granting of McGill ID cards and the Work Study program, as well as its proposal on the various monetary elements.

The parties discussed the monetary proposal, after which the union submitted a counter-proposal on the monetary elements and the Work Study program.

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Published: 15 Nov 2016

Update on negotiations with AMUSE (floor fellows)

The parties met on November 2nd in the presence of the arbitrator appointed by the ministère du Travail. The parties reached agreements and ratified articles related to the posting and granting of appointments and to performance dialogues.

The employer submitted for review by the union and the arbitrator a first draft of the collective agreement that includes all of the articles that have been agreed on up to now.

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Published: 14 Nov 2016

Update on negotiations with AMUSE (casual employees)

The parties met in the presence of the conciliator on Friday, October 28 and resumed their exploratory discussions on the applicability of the article on the posting and the granting of assignments for assignments governed by financial aid programs such as the Work Study Program.

Several proposals were made by each of the parties. The discussions did not however lead to an agreement on this topic.

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Published: 3 Nov 2016

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