You are invited to the AGSEM General Assembly, which will be held on Wednesaday October 30th at 5:30pm in the SSMU Building, Lev Bukhman Room (2nd floor). The agenda and documents can be found here.
The final Talk Shop about Bargaining of this semester will take place at Mac Campus!
Join us on Thursday October 31st from 2pm-4pm in the Mac-Stewart Building Faculty Lounge (MS2-22). Meet the Bargaining Committee, share what you think is important to address in our upcoming negotiations and have some snacks.
UPDATE on October 17: 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.
We apologize but this week there are no set office hours, 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:
- 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.