Human Resources

Following the March 13meeting, at which time the university presented three key documents – code of conduct (values), roles and responsibilities, article on training and development – during the March 20 meeting, the union indicated its position on these documents.

The union expressed its overall satisfaction with the code of conduct (values) and the roles and responsibilities documents.  With minor adjustments, the parties were able to reach a consensus on these two documents.

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Published on: 25 Mar 2015

At the March 11 meeting with SEU trades, as agreed, the union presented a proposal concerning ways to facilitate a work-life balance approach at work. This proposal led to several exchanges after which the parties finally reached an agreement. A written proposal will be submitted to the union at the next meeting, set for March 25.

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Published on: 20 Mar 2015

Following the union’s presentation of its monetary demands on March 9, the university presented its monetary proposals and explained the rationale motivating its offers. The university also explained what comparators were used to benchmark its competitive situation. The parties reviewed in detail the university’s offers. The union’s bargaining committee members received responses to several questions asked about the university’s proposals.  Discussions on both parties’ monetary proposals will take place at the next meeting, scheduled for March 30.

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Published on: 19 Mar 2015

At the March 9 meeting with teaching assistants, the union presented a document summarizing the issue of criteria linked with priority hiring.  It also identified its preferred forum to discuss this issue. Discussions concerning this document will take place at the labour relations committee instead of during negotiations.

The union also submitted a document that includes its monetary demands and responded to the administration’s questions. The university committed to presenting its monetary proposal on March 18.

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Published on: 19 Mar 2015

On February 24 and 25, the parties engaged in two intensive days of negotiations.  They discussed monetary items and will continue discussing this topic at upcoming meetings.  The parties turned their attention to discussing still unresolved non-monetary items such as sick days and change in pay frequency. 

The parties also discussed forming a committee on pay equity. This committee, which will hold separate meetings, will focus on the effects of the application of pay equity in managing the collective agreement.

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Published on: 3 Mar 2015

For the seventh consecutive year, McGill has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers, as selected by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

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Published on: 24 Feb 2015

On February 3rd and 4th, at the union’s request, negotiations were held in the presence of a government appointed arbitrator.  At these last two bargaining sessions, the parties discussed monetary matters.  At the February 4th meeting, the union rejected the University’s proposal to increase on January 1st of this year the value of a “standard” contract (39 contract hours) from $7,200 to $7,600 and to guarantee bringing it to a minimum of $8,000 on January 1st, 2018.

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Published on: 17 Feb 2015

At the February 4 session with SEU (facilities), the parties started discussing how to approach negotiating wages. The university accepted to present a detailed proposal on what the approach would resemble at the next meeting, set for February 10. 

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Published on: 17 Feb 2015

At the February 3 session with SEU trades, the parties pursued their discussion of temporary alternative work arrangements (TAWA), more particularly as it relates to work-life balance.  The union agreed to present a written counter-proposal on this matter at the next meeting, set for March 11.

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Published on: 17 Feb 2015

At the February 2 session with AGSEM TAs, the university proposed an amendment to the clause on discrimination and harassment, in response to the union’s concerns about having information on all possible recourses at their disposal in such circumstances.  The parties were unable to reach an agreement.

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Published on: 17 Feb 2015

At the January 23 session with AMUSE floor fellows, the parties discussed the inclusion in the collective agreement of descriptions of roles and responsibilities and values. More specifically, the union wants the focus to be on harm reduction and anti-oppression as key issues they must deal with in their work.

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Published on: 17 Feb 2015

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 on: 14 Jan 2015

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 on: 19 Dec 2014

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.

The parties examined the parameters of the TAWA offered to some other employee groups and discussed at length its applicability within the various trades groups.  The parties agreed to further assess this possibility and to pursue the discussion at the next meeting, scheduled for February 3, 2015.

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Published on: 19 Dec 2014

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 on: 16 Dec 2014

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