The parties met on March 20th and discussed a number of items. On job postings, the union outlined its proposed changes. The parties reached a tentative agreement and a revised proposal will be presented at the next meeting, set for April 5.
The parties also agreed to set aside for now discussions relating to the separation of residences and Food and Dining Services. Those discussions will take place at a later date.
Other items discussed included a tentative agreement on accounting methods for additional hours for part-time employees. The parties have agreed to look into prior agreements and to consult with our payroll experts with a formal proposal to be presented at the next meeting. Finally, the parties presented a tentative plan for points to be discussed at upcoming meetings.
The 3 bargaining units in question are: computing centre, printing services and facilities management/residences/Faculty Club, represented by SEU, local 800 (Service Employees Union, local section 800, affiliated with the Quebec Labour Federation.