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Tentative agreement with MCGill on separating food and dining and residences

At the October 23 meeting, the parties reached a tentative agreement after in-depth discussions on the implications of separating food and dining from residences.  Discussions led to several exchanges and proposals. This led the parties to a tentative agreement to be written into a formal agreement proposal and submitted to the union at the next […]
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INFO NEGOS

Dear members, Please take note that the negotiation committee met with the employers on October 24th, 31st, November 1st, 5th, 12nd and 14th. Several normative clauses were settled during these meetings. Other meetings are planned on December 2nd, 4th, 5th, 10th and 11th to discuss monetary clauses (ex : vacations, sick days, working hours, breaks, salaries, […]
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Grievances and arbitration discussed at second bargaining session with McGill

The parties held their second bargaining session on October 10. They discussed the grievances and arbitration procedures.  Both parties expressed concerns, particularly about the articles as they should better align with current day-to-day practices and improvements were proposed.  The content of the articles is still under review by the parties and will be discussed at […]
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Talks evolve with McGill about separating food and dining and residences

At the October 9 bargaining session, talks about separating food and dining and residences moved toward resolution, to the satisfaction of both parties.  The implications from these changes were discussed and both parties are studying proposed solutions.  Changes to the collective agreement and a letter of agreement for facilities management/residences/Faculty Club are being discussed and […]
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More progress in McGill negotiations

The parties met on October 2 and discussed at length the objectives, concerns and implications of treating food and dining and residences as two different departments. Several scenarios were considered in view of satisfying both parties’ interests. Discussions led to possible solutions stemming from each party.  A global solution is being considered at this time […]
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SEU and the University sign off on two more articles

The parties met on September 18. They reviewed and discussed the university’s proposed text relating to the scheduling of days of rest and the days on which holidays are taken for employees working on special shifts. A final version of the text was prepared and the parties signed off on the relevant articles. The parties presented […]
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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 […]