McGill employees go without pay due to payroll system issues

October 27, 2020
Hundreds of McGill University employees have reportedly been working without pay due to issues with the new Workday payroll system, according to CTV News. The payroll system is used for hundreds of graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants and rely on this income to pay their tuition. A letter, signed by 132 professors, teaching assistants, and course lecturers, claims that “in Week 7 of the 2020 fall term, approximately 300 course lecturers across the university have still not been paid, despite fulfilling their responsibilities as instructors.” The Montreal Gazette reports that some faculty members have paid students out of their own pockets to ensure that students can pay their rent and buy food, and signatories to the letter have called McGill’s response to the situation “inadequate.” CTV News | Montreal Gazette (QC)