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St. Amant Inc. (Support) - Local 92 - Bargaining Brief
Updated: May 24, 2023
Approx. Number of Members: 730
Current Contract Expires: March 31, 2017
MGEU Staff Negotiator: Tara Scherning
Elected Bargaining Committee Members: Matthew Swirsky, Jacob McConnell
LATEST BARGAINING NEWS
The St. Amant Inc. (Support) - Local 92 Bargaining Committee is scheduled continue negotiations with the employer on April 5, 6, 12, 13, 21, and 24, May 3, 4, 11, 12, 17, 25, 26, 29 and 30, and June 5, 6, 20, 21, 29, and 30 2023. Talks re: non-monetary items, like working condition and contract language, are going well, with no concessions requested by the employer.
Stay tuned for when talks move on to monetary proposals.
Overview of Bargaining So Far
The St. Amant Support Bargaining Committee held meetings to gather
ideas and proposals for improving the collective agreement on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
The Committee then reviewed these proposals and worked to put them together into a package to present to the employer.
As of December 31, 2017, even though HCSS collective agreements had expired and the St. Amant
Support - Local 92 Bargaining Committee was ready and eager to get
going, negotiations had not begun. Employers were unwilling to
One issue was that the government said they wanted HCSS workers in each region to be covered by one union and one collective agreement — but they did not tell the unions or the employers exactly how this will happen, or when.
Once the votes were finally over with, members of St. Amant Inc. (Support) - Local 92 had an opportunity to once again put forward their ideas and proposals for improving their collective agreement at meetings held on June 23 and 24, 2019.
However, a number of factors continued to prevent negotiations from starting,
the government’s wage freeze legislation and the global pandemic. With so much time having passed, the Bargaining Committee gave members another
opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about how to improve the
collective agreement. The deadline for submitting proposals was Friday, October 30, 2021.
Amant Inc. (Support) - Local 92 Bargaining Committee then worked to pull together the bargaining package and update Essential Service Agreements.
The Bargaining Committee began negotiations with the employer on January 11, 2023. Negotiations continued on February 24, 2023 and March 1, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22 and 24, 2023.