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.
The parties also discussed forming a committee on pay equity. This committee, which will hold separate meetings, will focus on the effects of the application of pay equity in managing the collective agreement.
Some progress was made in these discussions but no agreements were reached. The next meeting is set for March 23.
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).