On August 31, AGSEM held a "lunch and rally" event at McGill Roddick Gates for all union members in support of invigilators, who are in negotiations for a new Collective Agreement.
Invigilators have been without a contract since May 2020. In that time, Quebec’s minimum wage of $14.25 has surpassed our 2019 wage of $13.88 per hour. With inflation at an all-time high, we need to have a wage that reflects the value of our labour. Unfortunately, our employer does not share the same concerns.
Last September, the Invigilator Bargaining team is heading into conciliation with McGill. This means a neutral party from the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT) has been assigned to our negotiations in order to facilitate a resolution. Conciliation is usually a lengthy process. Thing is, we could resolve the negotiations tomorrow if McGill would just put more money on the table. Instead, they are dragging out negotiations and keeping invigilators at the minimum wage.
THANK YOU to all who came and showed their support for fair wages and good working conditions at McGill. Your voice was heard!