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Intensive two-day discussions with SEU (facilities)

On February 24 and 25, the parties engaged in two intensive days of negotiations.  They discussed monetary items and will continue discussing this topic at upcoming meetings.  The parties turned their attention to discussing still unresolved non-monetary items such as sick days and change in pay frequency. 

Published: 3Mar2015

Talks with MCLIU course lecturers and instructors now in arbitration

On February 3rd and 4th, at the union’s request, negotiations were held in the presence of a government appointed arbitrator.  At these last two bargaining sessions, the parties discussed monetary matters.  At the February 4th meeting, the union rejected the University’s proposal to increase on January 1st of this year the value of a “standard” contract (39 contract hours) from $7,200

Published: 17Feb2015

Meeting with SEU (facilities) focuses on wages

At the February 4 session with SEU (facilities), the parties started discussing how to approach negotiating wages. The university accepted to present a detailed proposal on what the approach would resemble at the next meeting, set for February 10. 

Published: 17Feb2015

Talks with SEU (trades) focus on work-life balance

At the February 3 session with SEU trades, the parties pursued their discussion of temporary alternative work arrangements (TAWA), more particularly as it relates to work-life balance.  The union agreed to present a written counter-proposal on this matter at the next meeting, set for March 11.

Published: 17Feb2015

Discussions with AGSEM TAs on discrimination and harassment

At the February 2 session with AGSEM TAs, the university proposed an amendment to the clause on discrimination and harassment, in response to the union’s concerns about having information on all possible recourses at their disposal in such circumstances.  The parties were unable to reach an agreement.

Published: 17Feb2015

Discussions continue with AMUSE floor fellows on ‘purpose of the agreement’

At the January 23 session with AMUSE floor fellows, the parties discussed the inclusion in the collective agreement of descriptions of roles and responsibilities and values. More specifically, the union wants the focus to be on harm reduction and anti-oppression as key issues they must deal with in their work.

Published: 17Feb2015

Talks resume with AGSEM TAs

The parties returned to the bargaining table on January 12. The university gave the union the French version of the agreed to article on selection and appointment; it will be reviewed by the union and should be ratified at the next meeting. The parties reviewed the list of resolved items and discussed some of the pending items.

Published: 14Jan2015

Tentative agreement with MCLIU course lecturers and instructors on core issues

The university met with MCLIU course lecturers and instructors on Dec. 17 and is pleased to report that the parties have reached an agreed in principle on the core issues discussed during the last three bargaining sessions. 

Published: 19Dec2014

More discussions with SEU (trades) on temporary alternative work arrangements

The parties met on December 17 to discuss whether a temporary alternative work arrangement (TAWA) could be considered as an adequate vehicle to address the union’s proposal to reduce work hours prior to retirement and to address work-life issues with regard to their work schedule.

Published: 19Dec2014

Progress in talks with AGSEM TAs

The parties met on December 12. Two articles were discussed on this last day of negotiations in 2014: positions, and selection and appointment.

Published: 16Dec2014

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