At the November 14, 2013 meeting, 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 for certain job categories. The university indicated its intended objectives while the union expressed the concerns of its members. It was agreed that the university will provide more detailed information on the motives and advantages of possible changes. This will be discussed at the next meeting, set for November 21. Three other bargaining sessions will take place from now until year end.
The calendar of meetings for the first semester of 2014 has been finalized and ten dates have been set between January and June.
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).