At the June 12 bargaining session, the parties reached an agreement on the job posting process, more specifically the effective date of appointment and payment of new rates. This point, applicable to the three collective agreements, is now settled.
At the May 29 bargaining session, the university submitted the revised article on proposed working hours, applicable to Food and Dining Services. The university also submitted for review a joint statement of intent relating to the staffing organization in Food and Dining Services. Both documents were ratified by the parties.
At the May 23 bargaining session, the parties signed off on changes to the article relating to the relocation procedure when a position is abolished, proposed by the university in earlier sessions. The article on proposed working hours in Food and Dining Services was discussed in detail with both parties expressing their objectives and concerns.
AGSEM invigilators voted by more than 90% in favour of ratifying the agreement in principle presented to them at a general assembly held on May 15. The parties are now in the process of finalizing the wording of the collective agreement in both languages. The final version of the two-year contract should be signed in June. This will be the invigilators’ first collective agreement.
At the May 7 bargaining session, the university presented three different proposals for the union to review. The first document pertains to changes in working hours and the union’s concerns relating to shift changes. The second proposal covers the duration and working hours in Food and Dining Services which led to discussions, clarifications and a review of the change in scope.
On May 2nd the University signed a tentative agreement with AGSEM invigilators on all items remaining to be negotiated. It was signed in the presence of the government-appointed arbitrator who has been involved in these negotiations since the fall of 2012.
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.
At the April 17 bargaining session, the parties ratified the clause covering the number of refusals before having facilities management employees’ names withdrawn from the overtime list. The union suggested some language changes that will be integrated in the next draft.
At the April 5th bargaining session, the parties ratified articles relating to employee changes and definition of terms. The procedure to be followed when an employee returns to his or her assignment of origin was clarified and the definition of additional hours is now included in the definitions.
The parties met on March 20th and discussed a number of items. On job postings, the union outlined its proposed changes. The parties reached a tentative agreement and a revised proposal will be presented at the next meeting, set for April 5.