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Discussions with SEU (trades) on proposed appointment of technical support

The parties met on June 12, 2014 and, as agreed at the previous meeting, the university proposed the text of a letter of agreement concerning technical support roles.  Based on comments made by the union at the previous meeting, the university also submitted a modified document concerning the required qualifying skills and abilities for one of the technical support roles. This new text was agreed to by the union.

Published: 17Jun2014

Appointment of SEU technical support (trades)

The parties met on May 28, 2014 and the university proposed an implementation strategy for a new technical support role which could be introduced in the bargaining unit. The university provided the union with details about the context, additional responsibilities and required qualifying skills for this role. 

Published: 5Jun2014

McGill and SEU (facilities) ratify several articles

On May 12, 2014, the parties had two topics on the agenda: the review and signature of several text adjustments agreed to in previous meetings and the possibility of lowering the minimum duration of a deferred salary leave.

Published: 2Jun2014

Agreement on same language in 3 collective agreements (facilities)

At the meeting of April 30, 2014, the parties covered two topics:  new employee training and vacation scheduling in printing services.

The parties discussed the language used in the facilities/residences/Faculty Club collective agreement covering new employee training. They discussed the possibility of introducing the same language in the computing centre and printing services collective agreements. The parties agreed to include the same language in all 3 collective agreements.

Published: 12May2014

New technical role within SEU (trades)

The parties met on May 8, 2014 and the university presented a proposed new technical support role which could be introduced in the bargaining unit. The university outlined the purpose of this role and how it would complement other existing elements of the organization. Some information was shared with the union as to what would be the required qualifications and competencies to be successful in this new role. There were also discussions on how the university would proceed to fulfill these roles by unit members.

Published: 12May2014

More agreements reached with SEU (facilities)

At the April 23, 2014 meeting, the parties exchanged proposals on the conversion of overtime into time off and vacation taken in days. The parties reached an agreement and signed off on these two articles.

The parties reviewed the university’s proposal on the separation of dining services and student housing services, which was also ratified.  Suggested changes in both parties’ original proposals were reviewed with some of the language requiring additional verifications. Once completed, the parties will review the final text.

Published: 8May2014

Some progress in talks with SEU (facilities)

The parties met on April 16, 2014 and discussed several topics – among them, a letter of agreement in printing services concerning the pickup and delivery of packages and mail, conversion of overtime into time off, vacation taken in days, social leaves and text adjustments relating to the departmental split of dining services and student housing services.

Published: 8May2014

Mental Health Week event: Happiness and Wellbeing (Mental Health 101)

Redpath Museum Redpath Museum Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C4, CA

Finding nirvana in a cup of coffee and other secrets to happiness.

Mental Health Week event: Stress Management Workshop

Sherbrooke 688 14th Floor, Room 1470, 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 3R1, CA

We all face demands in our life that cause “stress”. While a certain amount of stress is good for us, problems can start when we feel that the demands being placed on us exceed our ability to deal with them.

McGill and SEU (trades) discuss the appointment of lead hands

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.

Published: 11Apr2014