This term, AGSEM will be having monthly bargaining events on the third Monday of each month!
The first event, “Mug for a Mug” will be on Monday, January 26th, 10:00am in the Mac Campus Atrium, AND 2:30pm in the AGSEM office (3479 rue Peel, 3rd floor). Be sure to drop by to pick up your free AGSEM travel mug, and some hot drinks and snacks!
Unit-2 Invigilator General Assembly, Tuesday January 27th, 5:30pm in Arts 160
The next assembly for Unit 2 (invigilators) will be taking place Tuesday, January 27th. The assembly will begin at 5:30 in the Arts Building (room TBA).
The goal of this assembly will be to elect three members to the Unit 2 bargaining committee. These members will be responsible for negotiating our next collective agreement. It is a very important task, and these are paid positions. Nomination period for the Bargaining Committee is now OPEN. A nomination form is available here:
See the meeting’s proposed agenda below.
1. Call to Order
2. Approval of the Secretary
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Approval of the minutes from the December 2nd Assembly
5. Bargaining Presentation
6. Election of Bargaining Committee Members and Bargaining Chair
7. Questions for the Executive Committee
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 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:
- 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.