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Bargaining with McGill University resumes

After a pause in negotiations during the summer, the parties resumed negotiations on September 11 with both sides’ full committees present at the table.  The university submitted the text of a new definition for the possible duration of assignments on special projects. After clarification of some elements, the union suggested changes that were included in the […]
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Jack Victor celebrates 100 years of business

On July 12th, Jack Victor, the men’s clothing shop, and their 800 workers were celebrating their hundredth anniversary. In an industry that has experienced many difficulties, Jack Victor has maintained its place in the market, and workers can be proud of the work they do for many years.  Congratulations to the sewers, pressers and all […]
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF JANITOR EMPLOYEES IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS

Around the world, in a growing number of countries, the United States, Australia, South Africa, Denmark, Germany and Sweden, June 15th became an opportunity to demand respect, fair wages and decent working conditions for janitor employees in public buildings. June 15th also commemorates the struggle of janitors in Los Angeles, California conducted in 1990, for […]
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Articles ratified by both parties in McGill negotiations

At the May 29 bargaining session, the university submitted the revised article on proposed working hours, applicable to Food and Dining Services.  The university also submitted for review a joint statement of intent relating to the staffing organization in Food and Dining Services.  Both documents were ratified by the parties. The parties also discussed a […]
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Some progress in talks with McGill University

At the May 23 bargaining session, the parties signed off on changes to the article relating to the relocation procedure when a position is abolished, proposed by the university in earlier sessions. The article on proposed working hours in Food and Dining Services was discussed in detail with both parties expressing their objectives and concerns. […]
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The tenacity prevails for the Westmount One workers

-by Cyntia Gagnier, union representative and Philippe Viens, articling student – Bar of Quebec In spite of long and difficult negotiations, and the intervention of a mediator from the Ministry of Labour in order to resolve the disagreements between the negotiation committee and the employer, the workers of Westmount One had been without a work […]
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Three proposals discussed at meeting with McGill University

At the May 7 bargaining session, the university presented three different proposals for the union to review.  The first document pertains to changes in working hours and the union?s concerns relating to shift changes.  The second proposal covers the duration and working hours in Food and Dining Services which led to discussions, clarifications and a […]
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Westmount One soon on strike!

On the 24th of April, the workers of Westmount One voted massively against the employer’s offers at over 94% for the third time. No sick days, salaries barely above minimum wage and almost no recognition of many workers numerous years of work, these are some of the aspects of the offers that are angering the […]
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Talks with McGill University remain positive

At the April 23 bargaining session, the University submitted its proposed plan concerning the scheduling of resources in food and dining services.  The union examined the proposal and made suggestions leading to an agreement, which the university will present for ratification at the next meeting, scheduled for May 7. The university also submitted proposals addressing […]
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More progress in talks with McGill University

At the April 17 bargaining session, the parties ratified the clause covering the number of refusals before having facilities management employees’ names withdrawn from the overtime list. The union suggested some language changes that will be integrated in the next draft. The parties also agreed on a negotiation calendar for the fall period with ten […]