Austerity is a Horror Story: McGill Contingent
On Friday, October 31, thousands of students and workers from across Québec will be holding a massive demonstration to say NO to austerity.
McGILL MEETUP: 10:30am, Community Square (in front of the James administration building)
MAIN DEMONSTRATION: 11:00am, McGill College and Sherbrooke (in front of the Roddick gates)
AGSEM, McGill’s teaching support union, will be distributing Halloween candy. Bring your costumes!
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 email@example.com, 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:
- electronic copies of the TA and Invigilator Collective Agreements
- 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. 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.