Quick summary about AMURE for new postdocs & research associates.
Welcome to McGill! As part of your employment at McGill, you are now part of the ‘Association of McGill University Research Employees’ (AMURE). This pamphlet is here to introduce you to AMURE and how we serve to protect your worker rights.
AMURE is the Association of McGill University Research Employees that represents casual research assistants, research assistants and research associates working at McGill in Montreal, Quebec. AMURE is the local labour union of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).
What is AMURE?
As a labour union, AMURE acts to defend the labour rights of members under the collective agreements; AMURE also acts to negotiate working conditions and pay rates. AMURE aims to communicate information to members, mobilize members for community and solidarity, and provide services towards advocacy and grievance for members whose rights have not been respected by the employer.
What is the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)?
AMURE is local labour union (#17601) of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). The PSAC is a national union that represents more than 200,000 workers in every province and territory in Canada and in locations around the world. Members of the PSAC work for federal government departments and agencies, Crown Corporations, universities, casinos, community services agencies, Aboriginal communities, airports, and the security sector among others. PSAC is headquartered in Ottawa with 23 regional offices across Canada.
Membership in AMURE
All Postdoctoral fellows and Research Associates employed at McGill are members of AMURE. See links below for the respective collective agreements for both types of employees. AMURE Dues are currently 1.39%.
AMURE like many other unions, is driven by its members. This means that members directly participate and contribute to decisions for the local. Members can participate in many different ways, such as meetings and mobilization activities, negotiations about collective agreements and more. We encourage as many people to attend meetings so we can ensure collective agreements represent member concerns and issues. In other words, your voice matters!
Current Collective Agreements
- Research Assistants and Associates (2018-2021)
- Regular Research Assistant’s new salary scales due to pay equity
- Post-Docs 2017-2020