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Return to the bargaining table with McGill (facilities)

On January 15, SEU met with the university for a full day bargaining session. The parties discussed at length what should be included in each of the collective agreements with regard to work uniforms and safety shoes. An agreement in principle was reached on the text to be included in two of the three collective […]
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Last bargaining session of 2013 with McGill University

The parties met on December 11, the last bargaining session of 2013. The union commented on the university’s proposal on week-end operations in food and dining services. The union was not in favor of proceeding with the proposed changes and suggested to put this subject aside and possibly discuss this when the parties address monetary […]
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McGill University and SEU (trades) ratify articles on working hours

When the parties met on December 12, and considering the union’s demands and objectives concerning client services, the university presented its proposal on working hours in Athletics. The union questioned several aspects of the proposal and suggested changes that were included in the contents of the modified clause. After a thorough review, both parties ratified […]
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Talks continue with McGill University on working hours

At the December 3 meeting, the university submitted its proposal on working hours for the trade groups, which included discussions about schedules and a proposal for employees’ work schedules in Athletics.  Although the union agreed in general with the proposal, it made some demands for employees in Athletics, notably in sports services and physical activity. […]
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Talks with McGill (trades) on hours of work for building operators

Following the union’s request to better understand the fluctuating number of service calls for building operators, the university submitted data to the union on the number of calls received during each hour of the day. The university also pursued its explanations concerning the advantages of starting the work day at the same time for certain […]
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Talks with McGill on weekend operations in dining services

At the November 20 bargaining session, the parties discussed the university’s presentation on weekend operations in dining services, which includes the evolution of the financial situation in that unit over the last four years. It also shows information on the various food plans offered to students and outlines information on revenues and expenses. The university […]
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Agreement with McGill on seasonal layoffs

At the November 13 bargaining session, the union proposed a modified letter of agreement on seasonal layoffs in food and dining and residences, which was reviewed by the university and ratified by both parties.  The union agreed with the list proposed by the university about articles having to be modified to reflect the two new […]
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SEU (trades) and McGill accept changes in disciplinary measures

The university presented a modified version of the clause on disciplinary measures, which takes into account the concerns expressed by the union at the last meeting. The union once again expressed some concerns about how this clause will be applied and changes were made accordingly. The parties started discussing the delicate matter of work schedules […]
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Agreement with McGill on separating food and dining from residences

At the November 6 meeting, the university presented the content of a letter of agreement about the separation of food and dining from residences, resulting in two different structural units.  Until now, food and dining was a sub-section of residences. Upon signing of the agreement, the food and dining unit will be called dining services […]
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McGill trades and powerhouse agree on grievances and arbitration procedure

At the October 24 bargaining session, the parties wrapped up discussions on grievances and arbitration procedures.  After a review of the proposed wording for these articles, they were ratified and the modified versions of these two articles will be included in each of the collective agreements of these bargaining units.  The parties also discussed suggestions […]