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Lack of French PGSS communications discussed at final Council meeting

On Dec. 6, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Council held its last meeting of 2017, beginning with a discussion regarding translating PGSS emails, which are currently only written in English, into French. Councillors next debated a motion to prioritize PGSS engagement with the Quebec Student Union (QSU) over the Association for the Voice of Education… Keep Reading

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SSMU Legislative Council in deadlock over AVEQ membership

On Oct. 12, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Legislative Council held its third meeting of the Fall semester. The majority of the evening was consumed by an extensive debate on SSMU’s potential referendum to join the Association for the Voice of Education in Quebec (AVEQ), a body that represents university student unions around… Keep Reading

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AMUSE general assembly authorizes strike mandate

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… Keep Reading

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Anti-austerity march draws estimated 75,000 protesters

Tens of thousands of participants marched in a protest against provincial austerity measures on April 2. The protest was organized by student federation Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ). According to the organizers, around 75,000 people participated in the march, which convened at Square Victoria at 1 p.m. and continued for more than two… Keep Reading

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AMUSE General Meeting approves union merger with MUNACA

The Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE) members voted to approve a merger with McGill University Non-Academic Certified Association (MUNACA) in their General Meeting (GM) on Feb. 2. The approval confirms that the merger will be going forward, as MUNACA members approved the same proposal at their December GM.  President of AMUSE Amber Gross… Keep Reading

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AMUSE and MUNACA undergo political merger to combat erosion of permanent positions

The Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE), a union representing over 1,300 non-academic employees, is currently undergoing the process of a political merger with the McGill University Non-Academic Certified Association (MUNACA). AMUSE was originally formed as a union in 2010 for employees in casual non-academic positions, such as floor fellows, as opposed to those… Keep Reading

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