General Assembly
February 8, 2019

Rector of UdM, Dr. Guy Breton, with President Raad Jassim at the 40th anniversary celebration of SCCCUM.

President of SCCCUM, Pierre Verge (center), with President Raad Jassim and Tariq Nizami, MCLIU’s Budget Officer.

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Congratulations to Marwan Kanaan, recipient of the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2017-18.

Preparation for negotiation session, Oct. 2018
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President Raad Jassim and rector Denis Harrisson, Université du Québec en Outaouais, at Fneeq’s regroupement université.
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Negotiation Update No 7

December 2018

The last negotiation meeting between MCLIU bargaining committee and the Employer representatives took place on December 5, 2018. If you recall, the Union deposited its last counter proposal on November 16 and had been waiting for the Employer’s response on our proposal which finally came on December 5 – after four negotiation sessions – and is not promising. The employer still insists upon hiring external candidates under a newly proposed category “Course Practitioners” in the School of Continuing Studies with a higher percentage without a counter guarantee to the existing Employees that they will receive work prior to hiring course practitioners.

The negotiation in the next year will resume on January 15, 2019 with the Employer. We hope the new year will bring some good news for our membership and we will be able to fight it together with more energy and commitment. Until then, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Your Executive and Bargaining and Delegates Committees

Important news: A new category called “Course Practitioner” is proposed by the employer. In their proposal, these field practitioners would receive almost the same percentage of courses as the percentage reserved for PhD students, and they would be offered courses before lecturers and instructors.

Negotiation update – December 3, 2018

Since the last update, the parties met nine times for half-day negotiation sessions. These meetings were the occasion for the parties to initiate the exchange of proposals to address the issues related to the application of the reserve clause. The parties established the reserve clause in the first collective agreement to offer certain courses to the McGill community without having to post such assignments. This clause was the subject of many grievances during the life of the first agreement and is a significant source of disagreement between the parties.

During these nine meetings, the parties shared proposals and counter proposals in this matter and as of today, no agreement was reached. These proposals are redefining the categories of posting exclusions, the context under which they are to be used as well as certain limitations. Some proposals and counter proposals were also made relative to the manner in which pending grievances would be addressed and resolved.

The progress is limited, however the parties remain committed to finding solutions in their respective best interest. The next meeting is scheduled for December 5.

This update is meant to inform the community about ongoing negotiations and has been validated by the union.

Course posting links

The following information is listed to the best of our knowledge. Individual hiring units might change the way they post without advising the union or Human Resources.

Course posting and Application Procedure

Course Posting and Application Procedure
(Article 15.04, 15.07, 16.01)

Day: 1-15 5 working days 15 working days Within 10 working days of receiving contract
  Course Posting Application period continues Department to send contracts Employees to accept/reject contracts
Feb 1-Feb 15
(latest date of posting: Feb 1)
Feb 16-Feb 22 Feb 23-Mar 15 Mar 16-Mar 29

Last day to post for Summer semester courses is February 1, 2019.

Please note that courses could be posted one semester in advance, e.g. The Fall postings may included courses in Winter. Apply to all the courses you are interested immediately when they are posted.

Request for recognition of TQRs

LIC-PTP time line

Updated Priority Points list and your Teaching Qualification Requirement (TQRs) – (Article 14.04 and 14.09)

What you need to do:

Go to your department’s website, verify that the priority points list has been updated in due time and your name appears with accurate information about your points and courses you are eligible to teach.

  • priority points that you accumulated during the Winter 2019 term
  • cumulative priority points
  • list of courses that you taught in Winter 2019
  • list of courses that you are qualified to teach (have TQRs – teaching qualification requirement – for)

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