Collective Agreement Mcgill
With 89.91 per cent of union members voting in favour, the ratified agreement is now being submitted by the McGill Bargaining Committee to McGill`s Board of Governors. Once both parties have signed the contract, AGSEM will contact current and former union members to inform them of any changes that may affect them. In an email to The McGill Tribune, AGSEM President Kiersten van Vliet stressed that much more needs to be done to improve working conditions for LAs and that this round of negotiations has helped set priorities for future agreements. Negotiations for a second collective agreement began in November 2002.  In September 2003, the university added a new requirement: to increase the working time of MUNACA members without additional remuneration. In response, MUNACA members approved pressure tactics, including a protest, and suspended talks until the request was withdrawn. Faculty and MUNASA members in the McGill Senate have expressed concern about the overload of MUNACA members.  McGill then withdrew the request for an increase in working time and the parties entered conciliation at McGill`s request.  In December 2003, MUNACA members overwhelmingly rejected McGill`s offer and authorized a strike. They also participated in a voluntary half-day stop and demonstration. These were partly floating holidays and summer holidays.  Later in December, MUNACA members voted to adopt a contract that provides for a 2% increase in scales and increases from 2.2 to 2.5%, as well as compensation for the loss of summer holidays and an increase in wages.  TA Bargaining Chair Jessica Rose and elected bargaining committee members Jean-Philip Mathieu and Farid Attar have entered into negotiations with McGill University since the previous TA CA expired in June 2018.
During the presentation of the provisional contract, the negotiating committee informed members of different parts of the agreement, including those relating to discrimination, harassment and sexual violence, retroactive remuneration, trade union rights and employment procedures. Munaca submitted its proposal for the first collective agreement in August 1995.  In the late summer of 1996, MUNACA requested the appointment of a conciliator due to the impasse in negotiations and the cessation of multi-year salaries.  Conciliation began on September 17, 1996, but the conciliator stated that on April 9, 14, 1997, an impasse was reached with respect to wages and job security, which led McGill to call upon an arbitrator empowered to set the terms of an agreement.  In 1998, MUNACA members voted in favor of a printing campaign, including considerable protests, supported by colleagues from the SEIU Local 800 (real estate services) union and AGSEM (teaching assistants).   In the meantime, usury has reduced the size of the union by 500. In February 1999, MUNACA members voted overwhelmingly in favour of a contract that included a retroactive increase of 3.5% with an increase of 1%, followed by an increase of 1.5% with an increase of 1.5%. The treaty eliminated discretionary increases in performance, put more (but not exclusively) emphasis on seniority in job selection, and contained a compromise on job security. . . .