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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 […]
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Articles ratified in talks with McGill University

At the April 5th bargaining session, the parties ratified articles relating to employee changes and definition of terms. The procedure to be followed when an employee returns to his or her assignment of origin was clarified and the definition of additional hours is now included in the definitions. The employer presented data on the number […]
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More tentative agreements in talks with McGill University

The parties met on March 20th and discussed a number of items.  On job postings, the union outlined its proposed changes. The parties reached a tentative agreement and a revised proposal will be presented at the next meeting, set for April 5. The parties also agreed to set aside for now discussions relating to the […]
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Colloque March 13, 2013

The SEU Local 800 held last March 13 a seminar on: “Women’s mental health within the workplace: where are we at?” More than 50 women from different Quebec’s regions attended and eared lecturers give their opinion on the subject from the perspective of community agency, union organization and academic. But it is during the workshops […]
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SEU and McGill discuss job postings

At the March 13 bargaining session, McGill submitted a proposed text on the job postings process, which includes changes discussed at the last meeting. The SEU bargaining committee will review the document and submit its comments and suggested changes at the next meeting, set for March 20. The parties also discussed the implications of separating […]