Upcoming Events:

All-Units General Assembly: October 15th, 5:30-8:30pm, Education Building room 624

This is our general assembly for all members of AGSEM (both invigilators and TA’s). The agenda is as follows, if you wish to make additions, please send them to president@agsem-aeedem.ca

Unit 1 Assembly, 5:30
  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of the Secretary
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Bargaining Update
    1. Report on bargaining session of September 26th
    2. Discussion on 4.09
    1. Guidance disputes
    2. Motions arising from Discussion
    3. Motion on EC’s public statement
  1. Adjournment
All Unit Assembly, 6:00
  1. Call to order
  2. Approvals
    1. Approval of the Secretary
    2. Approval of the Agenda
    3. Approval of minutes from the previous assembly
New Business
  1. Revision of the F2015 (March 2014-March 2015) Budget
    1. Motion concerning the transfer of surplus funds
  2. Union Drive Report
  3. Bargaining Mobilization
    1. AGSEM’s Position on Cuts to University Funding
    2. Visibility Activity with SETUE
    3. Motion on Involvement in 31 October Demonstration
  4. Call for Committee Members
  5. Adjournment



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.

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

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.