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 food and dining from residences. The university will prepare amendments to these articles, which will be reviewed at an upcoming meeting.
The university reiterated its objectives concerning two other topics that were part of its original proposal. One topic will be withdrawn while the university agreed to provide more information on weekend operations in dining services, to be presented at the next meeting, set for November 20. The parties have three more meetings scheduled before the Christmas break and have confirmed eight dates in 2014.
The 3 bargaining units in question are: computing centre, printing services and facilities management/residences/Faculty Club, represented by SEU (Service Employees Union, local section 800, affiliated with the Quebec Labour Federation).