AMUSE general assembly authorizes strike mandate

October 24, 2016

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With 82 per cent approval, the Association for McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE) pursued a mandate on Oct. 20 to authorize the union to strike.

AMUSE began in Fall 2008 in hopes of unionizing work study employees. According to the AMUSE website, there are currently 1,500 union members, representing both casual and temporary employees at McGill. Approximately 55 per cent of McGill’s non-academic employees are members of AMUSE.

Since May 2015, AMUSE has been at the bargaining table to discuss the renegotiation of its collective agreement with representatives from McGill’s administration. The agreement determines the rate of pay, benefits, and other non-monetary privileges of support employees at McGill.

AMUSE’s monetary demands, which include increasing the number of job titles and reevaluating wages for its members, were all denied by the university. The AMUSE negotiation team hopes that bringing a strike mandate to the table…

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