In May, the post-doc bargaining committee submitted to McGill its proposal of monetary issues, which included a salary increase. McGill countered the offer in July. Our next meeting with McGill will be around the end of September.
For research assistants and associates, the first bargaining session with McGill is scheduled for September 9. We will soon organize a meeting with AMURE members to obtain approval for the non-monetary proposal the bargaining committee plans to submit to McGill.
AMURE Tip of the Month
A reminder to AMURE members that all employees are entitled to a work environment free from harassment, threats, coercion, or discrimination on the basis of race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, civil status, age, religion, political convictions, language, ethnic or national origin, social condition, or disability. Psychological harassment can be in the form of repeated and hostile or unwanted conduct, verbal comments, actions, or gestures that affect dignity or psychological or physical integrity. Sexual harassment refers to any unwanted or imposed sexual advance, be it written, verbal, iconographic, or through body language. If you have experienced harassment at McGill University in any form or have any questions, please contact us to ensure your rights are protected. You can also refer to the collective agreement, McGill’s policies on sexual violence and harassment and discrimination, McGill’s Office for Mediation and Reporting, and the CNESST website for more information regarding your rights on this matter.
Petition to Save McGill’s Conservatory
In response to McGill’s decision to shut down the music Conservatory program, the MCLIU union has launched a “Stand with Music” campaign to save the Conservatory. The program, which has been running since 1904 for almost 118 years, provides training to young students from all across the Greater Montreal area. The Conservatory’s program is scheduled to no longer exist by the end of this summer. The MCLIU has launched a petition calling on McGill University to reverse their decision and maintain the Conservatory’s music program. You can support this cause by signing their petition.