However, the university and the union have failed to agree on issues such as job offers and other privileges such as McGill passes for casual students. -No risk of being intransigent, but remind your superiors that you have a collective agreement that must be respected. You are supported by your Union, and if you feel that it is a threat to your health and safety, you have the right to refuse to work under these conditions (see below). “To show our collective will as a casual union would be […] It`s pretty amazing. 7 What collective bargaining is a process in which the university and the Union negotiate together to find a collective agreement We collectively negotiate to achieve a basic level of rights that we earn as collaborators of McGill University The collective agreement, which comes from this process, is the right of the parties Our first collective agreement was signed in the spring of 2012 We are currently negotiating for our second collective agreement 8 Tell Me More About Bargaining In the general Assembly 2015, A tariff team has been selected to represent members at the bargaining table McGill representatives are 1 central representative of staff (lead-negotiator) and 4 department managers around the McGill campus. This time they are from CMARC, medicine, athletics and bookstore We presented the project of AMUSE for our second collective agreement at a meeting in May 2015 Our last collective agreement remains in force, until the new one is signed she added that “the workers` movement began because the workers were dissatisfied with their conditions and they understood that, through organization, they could collectively have the power to change certain things in their workplace and to get rid of the harmful aspects of work […], to make their conditions safer, to make them fairer, to share the fruits of their work better. Exploitation in the workplace. To show our collective will as a casual union would be [ … quite incredible. The strike mandate is part of the union`s pressure tactic to advance the collective agreement with the university. Previous printing tactics included the installation of posters on campus and the handing over of leaflets to McGill senators prior to Senate sittings. On Thursday, October 20, the Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE) held a special general assembly (GA) meeting where participants discussed the status of the union, ongoing negotiations with McGill on their collective agreement and a vote on a strike mandate.
“Unions negotiating their first collective agreements are prohibited from striking, severely limiting their ability to bargain collectively.” On January 30, the Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE/Casuals) / Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and McGill University signed a new collective agreement. This is the second collective agreement with this unit and will last 40 months with the expiry date of May 31, 2020. 2 Business Days: Missing Payments Since McGill switched to Workday, AMUSE has heard about missing payment cases that will not be resolved in time. If you are still waiting to resolve your payment problem, please complete this survey: Workday Survey. Please complete the survey, even if you have already contacted AMUSE, your supervisor or a ticket with HR. If you have any questions, you can contact us email@example.com. Whelan added that “it`s really exciting to know that we have a […] a strong mandate from our members, with such a high level of support for a strike mandate. […] I am truly convinced that it will be productive to improve our collective agreement. AMUSE, accredited in 2010, is the main union representing a network of casual and temporary workers at McGill University, 85 per cent of whose members are on campus.