AGSEM Newsletter - March 2020
AGSEM's March 2020 newsletter.
TA Bargaining Vote Postponed
On March 10, the TA Bargaining Committee reached a verbal tentative agreement to settle negotiations that have been ongoing for 19 months.
Update on AGSEM's General Assembly, Elections, and Bargaining
AGSEM had several assemblies planned for this semester, which must now be postponed due to extenuating circumstances presented by COVID-19.
March 19: COVID-19 Update for Academic Support Workers
Important information for student workers about COVID-19, as of March 19.
March 2020 Unionization Drive Update
The Unionization Drive Committee, like all AGSEM committees, has taken steps to prioritize public health and reassess its plans.
Inter-Union Letter to Provost Manfredi and VP Beauchamps
On behalf of the undersigned Unions and Associations, we have the following recommendations for improving labour relations...
Covid-19: Important Information about your Labour Rights
AGSEM is in contact with McGill HR to seek answers to outstanding questions surrounding our labour in the COVID-19 outbreak.
Open Letter to Principal Fortier COVID-19
We the representatives of unions and associations would like to address our concerns over the way McGill ‘s administration has handled the..
Call for Nominations: AGSEM Committees
Our Annual General Assembly is on Wednesday, March 25th at 5:30pm in ARTS W-215 and streamed at Macdonald campus in R3-011.
Open Letter to McGill: Recognize The Value of Academic Support Work
At McGill University, quality education depends upon the labour of academic support workers that aid student learning.
TA Bargaining Update: February 2020
In December, the Committee gave McGill time to return with a counter-proposal that will satisfy our demands. We waited months for an answer.
OSD Invigilator Letter of Agreement
The Letter of Agreement between AGSEM and McGill for the cancellation of OSD invigilator shifts is now in effect.
January 2020 Newsletter
AGSEM's January 2020 Newsletter. News about TA Bargaining, Invigilator pre-Bargaining, Unionization, and union life.
Prof. Greg Mikkelson Resigns in Protest of McGill’s Decision on Fossil Fuel Divestment
Let's take a moment to recognize the extraordinary moral commitment displayed by Dr. Greg Mikkelson, who resigned from his position.
AGSEM Mini Survey, January 2020
This month's survey is about the intersection of your TA wages and your funding package from McGill.
AGSEM Survey Results: Mental Health
Our last survey asked members to give their feedback on the resources available on-campus and their restructuring under the Wellness Hub.
Statement of Solidarity: UGSA Wildcat Strike
AGSEM stands in solidarity with the striking graduate student workers of UC Santa Cruz (UAW 2865) and the Santa Cruz GSA.
Dec 17, 2019
Joint Letter with MCLIU
As we come to the close of this semester, we wish to thank you for your continued support and interest in our respective collective...
Dec 3, 2019
TA Bargaining Update - Dec 3 (Monetary)
We received McGill’s monetary proposal last week (Nov. 28). Up to this point they had been withholding their offer. Read more here.
Oct 21, 2019
OSD Shift Assignment and Cancellation *Update*
AGSEM was recently approached by McGill HR and OSD to find solutions for the persistent problem with OSD invigilators cancelling shifts.
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