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Tentative agreement reached with McGill University for three SEU 800 bargaining units

McGill University and SEU have agreed on all aspects of a new collective agreement with three bargaining units represented by SEU: Trades (Downtown Campus); Powerhouse (Downtown Campus); Trades & Powerhouse (Macdonald Campus). At a date to be determined, the Union will convene its membership to a general assembly to vote on the tentative agreement. The […]
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Update in the negotiation of the public sector : school boards

Since October 2014, the union demands were sent to the employer, the Ministry of Education, who gave us their own demands in December 2014. Despite the good will of the union to negotiate and bi-weekly meetings with the employer this summer, there has been no real progress because it seems that the employer’s spokesperson at […]
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Meeting with McGill (Facilities, Printing Services and the Computing Centre) on September 16

The parties discussed the possibility of introducing biweekly pay for these groups. The University responded to the Union’s questions and concerns on this subject; some points still require clarification before an agreement can be finalized. This topic, as well as the continuation of monetary discussions, will be the focus of upcoming meetings. The next meeting […]
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Negotiations resume with McGill (Trades)

The parties met briefly on September 22 to review the negotiations to date. It was determined that the discussion of normative subjects, upon which agreement has yet to be reached, would be put aside for the moment, and that monetary subjects would be discussed at the next meeting instead planned for October 23rd.
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2015 School Board Negotiations Update

At this present time negotiations are at a point where both parties have given their demands to each other. The demands that were presented to the CPNCA (ministry) are the ones that were voted on at the general assemblies of the 5 school boards that are represented by UES local 800. At this time the […]
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Royal Quebec Golf Club field employees locked out

Following a general meeting held on March 26 during which the employees of Royal Quebec Golf Club have unanimously rejected the employer’s proposal, a conciliation meeting was held on Thursday, April 9 in the presence of the mediator assigned. During the meeting, the union has informed the Employer of the two elements still in dispute […]
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Letter of agreement signed with Mcgill (trades) on work-life balance

The parties met for a half day on March 25. The university presented the text of a letter of agreement concerning work-life balance. The union reviewed the proposed text and suggested some improvements which were included in the final version, signed by the parties on that day. The next meeting will take place on April […]
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Agreement with McGill (trades) on work-life balance

At the March 11 meeting with McGill (trades), as agreed previously, the union presented a proposal concerning ways to facilitate a work-life balance approach at work. This proposal led to several exchanges after which the parties finally reached an agreement. A written proposal will be submitted to the union at the next meeting, set for […]
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Intensive two-day discussions with McGill (facilities)

On February 24 and 25, the parties engaged in two intensive days of negotiations.  They discussed monetary items and will continue discussing this topic at upcoming meetings.  The parties turned their attention to discussing still unresolved non-monetary items such as sick days and change in pay frequency. The parties also discussed forming a committee on […]
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Talks with McGill (trades) focus on work-life balance

At the February 3 session with McGill trades, the parties pursued their discussion of temporary alternative work arrangements (TAWA), more particularly as it relates to work-life balance. The union agreed to present a written counter-proposal on this matter at the next meeting, set for March 11. The 4 bargaining units involved in these negotiations are […]