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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

McGill and SEU (trades) discuss use of information and electronic surveillance

On April 4, 2014, the parties discussed the union’s proposal on electronic surveillance. The parties debated their point of view and shared their preoccupations and constraints. They also reviewed existing policies and protocols relating to this matter.  After a lengthy discussion, the parties agreed to the content of an article on the use of information and electronic surveillance systems on both campuses. The article was ratified by the parties.

Published: 9Apr2014

McGill and SEU (facilities) start discussing pay frequency

On March 26, 2014, the parties discussed the implementation steps of a contemplated change in pay frequency, from weekly to bi-weekly. The union voiced its concerns and indicated it is not in favor of such a change under the present conditions. 

Published: 3Apr2014

Talks with SEU (trades) on proportionality of certain benefits and electronic surveillance

The parties met on March 21, 2014 and discussed the topic of proportionality of certain benefits, applicable to temporary employees in trades and powerhouse at Macdonald campus.  The university presented its rationale behind the contemplated changes and proposed conditions. The parties did not reach an agreement on this topic.

Published: 3Apr2014

McGill and SEU (trades) discuss overtime (trades)

The parties met on March 13, 2014 where they continued to discuss the application and wording of the overtime clauses relating to the three collective agreements of the trades and powerhouse bargaining units. 

Published: 26Mar2014

McGill and SEU discuss pay equity (facilities)

On March 12, 2014, the union and the university met to better understand the implications of pay equity adjustments made recently for SEU members.  Representatives of the union and the university assessed the effects of the change in salary parameters resulting from these pay equity adjustments. 

Published: 26Mar2014