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Preparation for negotiation session, Oct. 2018
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April 8, 2019

The negotiation team has had three conciliation meetings with the employer’s representatives since mid-March and although a few peripheral articles have been settled or are close to being settled, the employer’s representatives are still showing inflexibility to settle core demands approved by the membership, which are in line with other Quebec universities’ unions.

Both parties have decided to delay the negotiation on the following contentious articles to a later date, after less contentious articles have been negotiated. These articles are:
13 – TQRs (Teacher Qualification Requirements)
14 – Priority points
15 – Course allocation (15.03 reserve clause)

Your MCLIU negotiating team has prepared a detailed demand on academic freedom, to be deposited this week. For the time being, the employer’s representatives have shown very little understanding that course lecturers are part of the academic staff and they, like full time academic staff, should have the protection of and be able to exercise their right of academic freedom, embraced as one of the principles of McGill’s mission. This principle is already recognized by McGill University and posted online by the Secretariat, titled Statement of Academic Freedom.

Recognizing MCLIU members as faculty members and academic staff is another contentious point. Such recognition is inherent of who we are and would make it easier to gain representation on various University committees, which is seriously lacking at the moment. This point does not seem to resonate positively with the employer’s representatives either.

Rest assured that your MCLIU negotiating team will continue its hard work to achieve the best possible outcome while respecting your demands. Your support will be of the upmost importance in the weeks to come. We will be sending out more information of upcoming visibility campaigns. Come support your negotiation team.

Stay tuned… Solidarity!

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