Human Resources news
The parties met on December 11, 2013, the last bargaining session of 2013. The union commented on the university’s proposal on week-end operations in food and dining services.
At the December 3, 2013 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,
At the November 20, 2013 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.
Following the union’s request to better understand the fluctuating number of service calls for building operators, on November 21, 2013, the university submitted data to the union on the number of calls received during each hour of the day.
At the November 13, 2013 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 structural units’ names following the separation of
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.
At the November 6 , 2013 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.
At the October 23, 2013 meeting, the parties reached a tentative agreement after in-depth discussions on the implications of separating food and dining from residences. Discussions led to several exchanges and proposals.
At the October 24, 2013 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.
In recent bargaining sessions, including the October 25, 2013 session, the university met with AGSEM lecturers and instructors to pursue talks on articles 17 to 20 – teaching support, provisions for salaried graduate students, resources and equipment, and training and development. Counter-proposals presented at the session are being reviewed.
At the October 9, 2013 bargaining session, talks about separating food and dining and residences moved toward resolution, to the satisfaction of both parties. The implications of these changes were discussed and both parties are studying proposed solutions.
The parties held their second bargaining session on October 10, 2013. They discussed the grievances and arbitration procedures. Both parties expressed concerns, particularly about how the articles should better align with current day-to-day practices and improvements were proposed.
The first bargaining session with SEU trades and powerhouse took place on October 3, 2013. The session kicked off with members of both bargaining committees introducing themselves. The parties then each presented their full sets of proposals.
The parties met on October 2, 2013 and discussed at length the objectives and concerns and the implications of treating food and dining and residences as two different departments. Several scenarios were considered in view of satisfying both parties’ interests. Discussions led to possible solutions stemming from each party.