We ask AMURE members to support our postdoc bargaining team at this critical time and to sign and distribute a petition in support of our bargaining demands. Please visit the petition here. This petition is important as it will spread news of our bargaining issues and display the support of the McGill community for our bargaining demands. Please share this petition with your friends, family, and anyone else you feel would support a better working environment for postdocs.
The next bargaining meeting between McGill and AMURE for post-docs is scheduled for December 7. AMURE will present a counter-offer to McGill’s latest proposal, in an attempt to secure a higher minimum salary for post-docs at McGill.
For research assistants and associates, bargaining with McGill for monetary issues has officially begun. The bargaining committee met with McGill on November 18 and presented AMURE’s monetary proposal. The proposal includes a salary increase that accounts for high inflation, as well as other monetary requests, such as McGill’s participation in the OPUS+ Entreprise program to subsidize public transit monthly passes, summer Fridays, and more.
Holiday Vacation Days
As the holiday season approaches, a reminder to all regular AMURE members that you are entitled to paid leave for 3 paid statutory holidays (Dec 25, 26, and Jan 1), an additional 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and to a sixth floating day to be taken during the University’s Christmas break. Since Christmas day falls on a Sunday this year, you are entitled to paid leave on Dec 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and Jan 2.
AMURE Tip of the Month
McGill research employees are entitled to benefits and discounts through their affiliation to the University and as members of AMURE. These include:
* A 15% discount for VIA Rail Canada leisure trips for McGill staff members and up to 3 additional people traveling with the staff member.
* Union Savings discounts in various categories, including insurance, entertainment, travel, home, sports and leisure, fashion, services, electronics, and beauty products. Please note that to benefit from Union Savings you will need to create an account, indicating PSAC as your affiliated union.
* PSAC-Quebec member benefits, including discounts at certain hotels.
* Free $10,000 life insurance from PSAC.