Human Resources news
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.
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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.
The parties met on September 18. They reviewed and discussed the university’s proposed text relating to the scheduling of days of rest and the days on which holidays are taken for employees working on special shifts. A final version of the text was prepared and the parties signed off on the relevant articles.
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After a pause in negotiations during the summer, the parties resumed negotiations on September 11 with both sides’ full committees present at the table. The university submitted the text of a new definition for the possible duration of assignments on special projects.
This is to inform you that we have extended the deadline to submit nominations to the Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff for 2012-2013. You have until August 19th, 5:00 pm to submit your entry.
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.