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McGill and SEU (trades) discuss the appointment of lead hands

The parties met on April 10and discussed the process of appointing lead hands. The union presented its position and proposed a change that would be included in the 3 collective agreements. The university agreed to the proposed change and the clause was ratified by the parties. In line with this discussion, the parties agreed to […]
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More agreements reached with McGill (facilities)

At the April 23 meeting, the parties exchanged proposals on the conversion of overtime into time off and vacation taken in days. The parties reached an agreement and signed off on these two articles. The parties reviewed the university’s proposal on the separation of dining services and student housing services, which was also ratified.  Suggested […]
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Some progress in talks with McGill (facilities)

The parties met on April 16 and discussed several topics; among them, a letter of agreement in printing services concerning the pickup and delivery of packages and mail, conversion of overtime into time off, vacation taken in days, social leaves and text adjustments relating to the departmental split of dining services and student housing services. […]
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McGill and SEU (trades) discuss use of Information and electronic surveillance

On April 4th the parties discussed the union’s proposal on electronic surveillance. The parties debated their point of view and shared their preoccupations and constraints. They also reviewed existing policies and protocols relating to this matter.  After a lengthy discussion, the parties agreed to the content of an article on the use of information and […]
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McGill and SEU (facilities) start discussing pay frequency

On March 26, the parties discussed the implementation steps of a contemplated change in pay frequency, from weekly to bi-weekly. The union voiced its concerns and indicated it is not in favor of such a change under the present conditions. The parties are preparing themselves to use the next meeting to work on language that […]
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SEU and McGill discuss pay equity

On March 12 the union and the university met to better understand the implications of pay equity adjustments made recently for SEU members. Representatives of the union and the university assessed the effects of the change in salary parameters resulting from these pay equity adjustments. The union voiced its concerns in terms of how the […]
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McGill and SEU (trades) discuss overtime

The parties met on March 13 where they continued to discuss the application and wording of the overtime clauses relating to the three collective agreements of the trades and powerhouse bargaining units. The parties exchanged several proposals and counterproposals, but these discussions didn’t help to reach a consensus as neither party’s objectives were met. The […]
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Agreement with McGill (trades) on overtime clauses

At the negotiation session of January 31, the university presented a modified letter of agreement on work hours and explained its position on overtime work compensated as time off.  After further discussions on this topic, an agreement was finally reached.  A modified article on overtime conversion was ratified, which will apply to each of the 4 units. […]
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Overtime converted to time off for SEU trades

Bargaining with McGill (trades) resumed on January 23. The university presented its proposal relating to hours of work covering each of the 4 trades bargaining units.  After discussions, the parties ratified these articles and it was agreed that the university would modify the letter of agreement to be presented for ratification at the meeting of […]
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Overtime converted to time off for SEU trades

Bargaining with McGill (trades) resumed on January 23. The university presented its proposal relating to hours of work covering each of the 4 trades bargaining units.  After discussions, the parties ratified these articles and it was agreed that the university would modify the letter of agreement to be presented for ratification at the meeting of […]