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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COCAL – Canadian Course Lecturers united.

Concluding conference at San Jose, US. Must read: Student evaluation arbitration.

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.

Negotiation Update No 6

November 2018

Discussions are continuing, but there has been no progress from the Employer’s side. The Employer is having problems identifying and demonstrating their real needs with respect to courses not posted, in article 15.03 (these are courses reserved for McGill community members who are not on the priority points list). The Employer stated initially that PhD students are the priority for the reserve pool; however, it is now apparent that a new outsiders’ category created by the Employer and called “course practitioners”, who would have almost the same course allocation percentage as PhD students, is their primary concern.

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
  Course Posting Application period continues Department to send contracts Employees to accept/reject contracts
Oct 1-Oct 15
(latest posting date)
Oct 16-Oct 22 Oct 23-Nov 12 Oct 23-Nov 26

Last day to post for Winter semester courses is October 1, 2018.

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.

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 2018 term
  • cumulative priority points
  • list of courses that you taught in Winter 2018
  • list of courses that you are qualified to teach (have TQRs – teaching qualification requirement – for)

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