Course lecturers and McGill sign first collective agreement

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2015
MCLIU president Raad Jassim (left) and Provost & VP (Academic) Christopher Manfredi celebrate the signing. / Photo: Michel Giroux, courtesy of MCLIU

MCLIU president Raad Jassim (left) and Provost & VP (Academic) Christopher Manfredi celebrate the signing. / Photo: Michel Giroux, courtesy of MCLIU

On Oct. 30, the McGill Course Lecturers & Instructors Union (MCLIU) and McGill signed their first collective agreement. The new agreement will last three years and covers salary, benefits, leave and a wide range of other issues.

“History was made,” said Prof. Raad Jassim, president of MCLIU. “The collective agreement will provide stability to members and improvement in working conditions. These changes will have a positive and direct impact on the quality of education and will benefit students.”

“Course lecturers and instructors contribute tremendously to the academic mission of McGill University,” Jassim said, “in teaching, research, and development.”

Prof. Christopher Manfredi, Provost and VP (Academic), noted that “course lecturers are important members of the McGill community,” and said he was “pleased to have reached a successful agreement with the MCLIU. We look forward to the continuation of this positive relationship.”

MCLIU represents approximately 850 course lecturers and instructors across McGill.

 

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