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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 […]
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Meeting with McGill focuses on wages

At the February 4 session with McGill, the parties started discussing how to approach negotiating wages. The university accepted to present a detailed proposal on what the approach would resemble at the next meeting, set for February 10. On February 10, the University presented a financial proposal which led to some discussion between the parties. […]
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Talks resume between McGill and SEU (facilities)

On September 17, the parties went back to the negotiation table. After validation, the union withdrew its proposal on deferred leave.  The union also presented a formal proposal on phased retirement. The university will study this proposal and comment at an upcoming meeting.  The implications of this proposal on benefits and operations will be examined […]
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SEU 800’s general council implements a reorganization of union divisions

Following a meeting on June 20th, SEU 800’s general council adopted the report proposed by a labour committee tasked with the composition of union divisions. The base units will thus be assigned to their most representative division. Criteria for the classification included the type of work of the unit and the history of the union. […]
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Delta Saguenay’s workers accept their employer’s enhanced offer

Saguenay, June 20th 2014 – During a general assembly last night, the employees of the Delta Saguenay hotel, members of the Service Employees Union, Local 800 (SEU 800) and affiliated with the FTQ, accepted their employer’s offer with a 74% majority. A last-minute negotiation meeting occurred on Wednesday, June 18th and brought the parties closer together. The […]
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Discussions with McGill (trades) on proposed appointment of technical support

The parties met on June 12 and, as agreed at the previous meeting, the university proposed the text of a letter of agreement concerning technical support roles.  Based on comments made by the union at the previous meeting, the university also submitted a modified document concerning the required qualifying skills and abilities for one of […]
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Appointment of SEU technical support (trades)

The parties met on May 28 and the university proposed an implementation strategy for a new technical support role which could be introduced in the bargaining unit. The university provided the union with details about the context, additional responsibilities and required qualifying skills for this role. The university also explained how employees could propose their […]
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McGill and SEU (facilities) ratify several articles

On May 12, the parties had two topics on the agenda: the review and signature of several text adjustments agreed to in previous meetings and the possibility of lowering the minimum duration of a deferred salary leave. Text adjustments to twelve articles and letters of agreement were reviewed and ratified by the parties. The union […]
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Negotiation settlement at IPL (Saint-Damien)

SEU 800 represents 329 members at IPL, St-Damien and was in negotiation for several months. Only yesterday, on the last general meeting, those members ratified the latest employer?s offers in principle in a proportion of 67% Previously, the new twelve-hour work shift was the main reason causing two rejections of the employer?s offers. But following […]