Concordia technicians reach tentative contract deal with university
MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Concordia University Union of Support Staff - Technical Sector (CSN) reached an agreement-in-principle yesterday with the university administration to renew a collective agreement that expired May 31, 2009.
Details will be revealed after Concordia's technicians have discussed its contents and voted to accept or reject the tentative agreement at a general assembly, which has not yet been scheduled. The CUUSS-TS executive committee is recommending members vote to adopt the agreement-in-principle.
"We are pleased to finally reach an agreement with Concordia," noted CUUSS-TS President Alex Macpherson. "After 42 months of negotiations, and 51 months since our last collective agreement expired, both sides needed to make compromises to settle on a deal. Concordia's administration must recognize the lasting damage that unnecessarily long bargaining causes to the morale of the people who help keep this institution in operation. Now, however, the final word belongs to our members."
SOURCE CSNFor further information:
Lyle Stewart, CSN communications, 514 796-2066.