Human Resources

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

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. The parties were not able to reach an agreement at this time, with the union’s proposal for the collective agreement to reflect the core values representing the work of floor fellows being the main issue.

Classified as: Negotiation Updates
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Published on: 16 Dec 2014

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. The bargaining unit represents approximately 75 employees.

Second bargaining session with floor fellows

Classified as: negotiation update
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Published on: 3 Dec 2014

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

The parties made minor adjustments to articles discussed previously. They agreed on the French and English versions of the article on work hours for employees working as stationary engine mechanics at Macdonald campus. The parties also agreed on final bilingual versions of articles concerning bereavement, list of positions and management rights.   

Classified as: negotiation update
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Published on: 3 Dec 2014

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

Classified as: negotiation update
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Published on: 3 Dec 2014

McGill met with AGSEM teaching assistants on October 10. After a final review of the article on disciplinary measures, the parties ratified the bilingual version of the document.  Highlights include clarification of the process, more specifically the amendments related to the union’s presence during disciplinary measures, the possibility for employees to submit their version of the facts and the delay to issue in writing the decision on disciplinary measures.

Classified as: negotiation update
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Published on: 27 Nov 2014

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

Classified as: negotiation update
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Published on: 27 Nov 2014

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

The following personnel policies have been revised effective June 1st, 2014:

-          Staffing

-          Salary Administration, which now includes Overtime policy

Classified as: General
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Published on: 17 Jun 2014

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

The following personnel policies have been revised effective June 1st, 2014:

-          Staffing

-          Salary Administration, which now includes Overtime policy

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Published on: 17 Jun 2014

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. This new text was agreed to by the union.

Classified as: negotiation update
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Published on: 17 Jun 2014

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. 

Classified as: negotiation update
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Published on: 5 Jun 2014

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 on: 2 Jun 2014

At the meeting of April 30, 2014, the parties covered two topics:  new employee training and vacation scheduling in printing services.

The parties discussed the language used in the facilities/residences/Faculty Club collective agreement covering new employee training. They discussed the possibility of introducing the same language in the computing centre and printing services collective agreements. The parties agreed to include the same language in all 3 collective agreements.

Classified as: negotiation update
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Published on: 12 May 2014

The parties met on May 8, 2014 and the university presented a proposed new technical support role which could be introduced in the bargaining unit. The university outlined the purpose of this role and how it would complement other existing elements of the organization. Some information was shared with the union as to what would be the required qualifications and competencies to be successful in this new role. There were also discussions on how the university would proceed to fulfill these roles by unit members.

Classified as: negotiation update
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Published on: 12 May 2014

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