We are currently in the process of overhauling and updating our website in order to reflect the structural changes voted upon at the 17 October General Assembly. Our Contacts page has been updated to reflect the results from the elections held on 30 October. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Information regarding upcoming General Assemblies and other events can be found on the events page.
UPDATE on Course Lecturers: At AGSEM’s Union General Assembly held on the 17th of October, the Motions (6i, 6ii, 6iii) concerning the establishment of a new Union for Course Lecturers and Instructors (aka Unit 3) were all adopted unanimously. AGSEM Unit 3 will henceforth be known as MCLIU, pending approval of the CRT of their accreditation.
You can read more about GA that here.
An AGSEM Executive will be present in the Office each day Monday through Friday from noon until 4pm. To make an appointment to meet with us please email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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:
- Notices, press releases, updates and announcements
- Upcoming events
- electronic copies of the TA and Invigilator Collective Agreements
- Executive Committee meetings are open to all members: scheduled time and locations
- Documents, including our Constitution, Bylaws and General Assembly minutes.
- Bargaining information for TAs, and for Invigilators.
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.
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. The Unit 3 Bargaining Committee is currently negotiating a Collective Agreement for Course Lecturers and Instructors.
Teaching Assistants and Invigilators share an Executive Committee structure, Delegate Council and Budget, while Course Lecturers have independent structures (their website is here). The three AGSEM Units have a common Co-ordinating Committee: Union-wide announcements, meetings and reports can be found on the Union-wide website.
Read more in our About page.