AGSEM GA voted YES to a one day strike on April 16th.

We will be organizing pickets soon. The GA authorized one hour of pay at the TA rate for each TA that works a picket line shift. Sign up forms will be available soon for shifts that day, so keep an eye on our website, facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/AGSEM/718543241493989?ref=hl), twitter (https://twitter.com/AGSEM_AEEDEM), and your email for more updates.

For those wishing more information:

Press Release here.

A Strike FAQ can be found here.

Bargaining Update here.

TA bargaining has reached discussion of financial demands. Keep up to date with our bargaining website here.


An AGSEM Executive will be present in the AGSEM Office each day Monday through Friday from noon until 4pm. To make an appointment to meet with us please email mail@agsem-aeedem.ca, or leave us a voice mail message and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Here are some sections of the website you may find useful:

If you have any questions or wish to talk to a member of the executive, please contact us. Or drop in during office hours.

View our events calendar here.

What is AGSEM?

AGSEM was accredited in 1993 to represent Teaching Assistants at McGill, making us the oldest TA Union in the province. Invigilators joined AGSEM in 2010 and Course Lecturers in 2011. In the fall of 2013 an AGSEM General Assembly decided that Course Lecturers should have their own autonomous union: MCLIU.

We are an autonomous union affiliated with the CSN, FNEEQ and CCMM. Unlike other labour organizations, these are not “parent unions”: all decision-making takes place at the local level. Our highest decision-making body is the General Assembly, where every member has an equal vote and right to speak. We have negotiated five collective agreements for McGill’s TAs and the first Invigilator Collective Agreement.

Teaching Assistants and Invigilators share an Executive Committee structure, Delegate Council and Budget, however bargaining is done independently and at least once per year a General Assembly just for TAs and a General Assembly just for Invigilators must be held to discuss matters that are not of mutual interest.

Read more in our About page.