First agreement for McGill course lecturers, instructors

Deal includes salary increases, retroactive pay
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 09/22/2015

The members of the McGill Course Lecturers and Instructors Union (MCLIU) recently voted to adopt their first collective agreement.

The deal includes salary increases over the three years of the agreement as well as retroactive pay from January 2015.

The Montreal-based university’s course lecturers were previously the lowest paid in the province, the union said.

Also included in the agreement was the recognition of seniority in the allocation of courses, paid sick leave and the creation of a labour relations committee.

Grievance, arbitration and disciplinary procedures were also put into place. Additionally, the agreement included parental leave rights equivalent to those of full-time teachers.

“Our new work agreement, whose terms are comparable to those of other course lecturers’ collective agreements negotiated through FNEEQ-CSN, represents substantial gains for our members,” said MCLIU president Raad Jassim.

MCLIU is an affiliate of the Féderation Nationale des Enseignantes et des Enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN).

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