The parties met on April 10, 2014 and 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 make a text adjustment concerning working foremen.
The next meeting is scheduled for May 2 at which time the university will present its proposal relating to the change in pay frequency. The parties agreed that upcoming topics would focus on union recognition, incidental illness and technical resources.
The 4 bargaining units involved in these negotiations are employees from trades and from powerhouse downtown, and employees from trades and from powerhouse Macdonald campus, represented by SEU, local 800 (Service Employees Union, local section 800, affiliated with the Quebec Labour Federation).