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.
The parties exchanged several proposals and counterproposals, but these discussions didn’t help to reach a consensus as neither party’s objectives were met. The university presented the situation of vacation taken in days at Mac campus. After discussion, both parties agreed that it was appropriate to keep the text of the agreement as is.
At the meeting of March 21, the parties agreed to discuss the topic of proportionality of certain benefits for temporary employees at Mac campus and the question of electronic surveillance.
The 4 bargaining units involved in these negotiations are employees from trades and from powerhouse downtown, and employees from trades and from powerhouse Macdonald campus, represented by SEU, local 800 (Service Employees Union, local section 800, affiliated with the Quebec Labour Federation).