St. Amant Inc. (Support) - Local 92 - Bargaining Brief
Updated: Apr 01, 2020
Approx. Number of Members: 730
Current Contract Expires: March 31, 2017
MGEU Staff Negotiator: A. J. Hunter
Elected Bargaining Committee Members: Matthew Swirsky Jacob McConnell
LATEST BARGAINING NEWS
The Bill 29 health care union representation votes are now complete and negotiations at St. Amant are set to resume.
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.The Bargaining Committee has finished preparing the proposal package and is ready to begin negotiations as soon as the employer receives a funding mandate.
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 challenged 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. We are not awaiting a ruling from the trial judge.