This year’s annual meeting of the McGill pension plan, held in May, provided plan members with an overview of 2013 pension activities. Lynne B. Gervais, Associate Vice-Principal Human Resources chaired the meeting in her role as Chair of the Pension Administration Committee, the body that administers the pension plan. Read more »
On May 6, 2014, McGill’s floor fellows received certification from the Commission des relations du travail (CRT) to become a bargaining unit of AMUSE (Association of McGill University Support Employees). Floor fellows are McGill students who have experienced living in a university residence and who provide live-in support for first year students in McGill’s residences.
They are the second bargaining unit to join AMUSE, which is affiliated with PSAC (Public Service Alliance of Canada). This new union will have about 75 members. Both parties are now preparing for the first contract negotiations which should start next fall. This brings the total to 14 unions at McGill.
On June 10, 2014, the University received notice that postdoctoral fellows filed a motion with the Commission des relations du travail (CRT) to become unionized as part of AMURE (Association of McGill University Research Employees), a bargaining unit of PSAC. The University is required to produce a list of employees who meet the criteria to be included in this group for discussion at a meeting with the CRT on July 17.
Postdoctoral fellows are students who have completed their doctoral studies and who continue to work in their field of interest by conducting research under a supervisor or a principal investigator.
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