Open Spots on BoR, Survey, Floor Fellow Update & More!

Positions Open on BoR

A superhero figure with a cape and the AMUSE "A" logo on its chest.We have four spots open on the Board of Representatives and we strongly encourage you to run for them. Being a member of the Board of Representatives is a one-year commitment and requires attendance at monthly Board meetings. The BoR is a great way to get involved with AMUSE and support the union while having your voice truly heard. You can find out more about the BoR here. Our next meeting is Tuesday, July 4th! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns about the BoR or becoming a Representative.

ID Card Survey for NON-STUDENT Members

We are asking all non-student members to please fill out this short survey regarding ID cards (https://goo.gl/forms/p1RD2fGahJudSDls1) so we can better understand the issues and obstacles involved with not having a McGill ID card in terms of accessing buildings and their workplaces. We are going to be using this info in a committee with McGill that is looking at getting non-student casuals access to ID cards. We would very much appreciate your answers and input! If you have any questions or concerns regarding this survey feel free to reply directly to this email.

Floor Fellow Collective Agreement Ratified

Following a vote among active 2016-17 Floor Fellows in April and a mail-in vote for past Floor Fellows who had filed back-pay claims with the CNESST, the tentative collective agreement between AMUSE Unit B (Floor Fellows) and McGill has been ratified.

The collective agreement will be signed in the coming weeks and will be in full effect for the 2017-18 year! Read more…

Child Care For All – Call to Action!

Please visit, sign-up and share this link: https://childcareforall.ca.

This site is for the campaign for affordable, accessible, high quality child care in Canada. Many parents struggle to find child care options for their children due to the severe shortages of places, especially for infants, children with disabilities, Indigenous and rural/remote communities, and families working non- standard hours.

Child care for babies and young children is very important because high quality early childhood education is a foundation for lifelong learning with long-term implications for societal prosperity. Improving Canada’s current child care system benefits all of us. You can help tell the government that child care should be a priority.

June Differentiation for Class C and 1% Raise Increases Across the Board

This is a reminder that Class C employees receive a pay increase to $14.00 per hour as of June 1st, 2017. As well, all employees (Classes A and B) should be receiving a 1% raise as of June 1st, 2017. If you are unsure what Class you fall into, please refer your supervisor or get in touch with us at AMUSE. If you do not receive the 1% raise or the pay increase for Class C employees, please check in with your supervisor and contact us at outreach.amuse@gmail.com.