(Montreal) The city of Montreal and the White Collar Union have announced that they have reached an agreement in principle regarding a new collective agreement for nearly 10,000 municipal officials.
The news was circulated by both parties through a press release on Thursday morning. White-collar workers representing the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have no employment contract from December 31, 2018.
Provisional agreement Members will vote at the general meeting on September 7.
According to federal president Francine Bouillon, the pandemic has complicated the progress of negotiations, but mediator intervention has allowed the process to be completed.
Read a statement attributed to Mr. “We are very happy and happy with the result and look forward to presenting the fruits of the work of the Negotiating Committee to our members.”To me Bouillon.
At a camp in the City of Montreal, Mayor Valerie Plante announced that white-collar employees were “very proud of this deal that recognizes work.”
“The work they do is essential to the proper functioning of the city, and they have demonstrated it further throughout the health crisis we are facing,” the mayor said in a press release sent to his office.
Benoit Dorais, chairman of the executive council, said that if the proposal was approved by members, it would be the sixth collective agreement renewed by the administration.
In a statement from the city of Montreal, Director-General Serge Lamontagne congratulated the two parties on their success in negotiating “without affecting the services provided to the population”.