Talks with McGill University remain positive

25 April 2013

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 concerns previously expressed relating to seniority upon job abolishment and changes in working hours. The union will study the proposals in greater detail and provide feedback at next meeting.

Discussions are open and conducive to reaching solutions in the best interest of both parties. The parties are putting into practice concepts learned in interest-based bargaining training sessions prior to negotiations.

The 3 bargaining units in question are: computing centre, printing services and facilities management/residences/Faculty Club, represented by SEU, local 800 (Service Employees Union, local section 800, affiliated with the Quebec Labour Federation.