McGill faces "conflicting interpretations of the Quebec Labour Code"

April 17, 2008

The Quebec Labour Department has released a report that finds McGill University "bent the law" by having professors do the work of striking teaching assistants.  Last week, a Labour Department investigator found an assistant professor without managerial status who said he was doing the work normally done by a teaching assistant -- a violation of the Labour Code.  The investigator is calling for a hearing to investigate the matter.  McGill's position is that professors are responsible for everything that happens in their courses, including work often done by TAs.  The Teaching Assistants' union plans to file a grievance against the university.  The Montreal Gazette