AGSEM teaching assistants sign third collective agreement
On November 25, McGill and teaching assistants represented by the Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM) reached an agreement on a new three-year contract. Members voted in favour of the agreement by a margin of 77.6%, which was signed on December 20. The new agreement provides for salary increases of 1.2 % per year over the next three years, in accordance with the Quebec government’s salary policy. The agreement also provides an additional sum representing 1.8% for the first two years of the contract as compensation for statutory holidays. First-time TAs will also have three hours of guaranteed paid pedagogical training upon completion. This is the TAs’ third collective agreement.