St. Amant Inc. (Support) - Local 92 - Bargaining Brief
Updated: Jul 17, 2019
Approx. Number of Members: 730
Current Contract Expires: March 31, 2017
MGEU Staff Negotiator: Martin Trudel
Elected Bargaining Committee Members: Matthew Swirsky Jacob McConnell
LATEST BARGAINING NEWS
The Bill 29 union representation votes have now been scheduled to take place August 8 to 22, 2019, meaning the new bargaining units will resume the bargaining process as soon as possible following the votes.
Given this, negotiations at St. Amant will also be set to resume.
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. Please stay tuned for when negotiations are scheduled to begin.
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 is 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.
In the mean time, the MGEU began working on the issue of wage freezes.
This legislation, known as Bill 28 or The Public Services Sustainability Act, is not fair.
So the MGEU formed, along with the other unions, the Partnership to Defend Public Services. In the fall of 2019, this Partnership will be challenging the government in court because what they’re doing goes against Canadian laws — all workers have the right to negotiate a fair contract, including their wages.