EPIC de St Malo/SMILE of St Malo Inc.
New 2-Year Deal at Epic de St. Malo (Day Program)
The bargaining committees for Epic de St. Malo (Day Program) reached a tentative deal on a new two-year agreement. UFCW has scheduled a ratification vote for the members working at Epic for Monday, March 27, at 4:00 p.m.
At that time the union committee, lead by negotiator Martin Trudel and assisted by members Danyka Choquette and Colette Hebert, will present the new deal to the members. The members will then have the opportunity to vote on whether or not to accept or reject the new collective agreement.
Bargaining Dates Set for Epic de St. Malo
The negotiating committees for Epic de St. Malo (Day Program) have scheduled dates for March 1 and 2 to begin bargaining. During this first round of bargaining, proposals regarding contract language, benefits and wage increases will be presented to the employer in order to make improvements to the existing collective agreement.
Following the completion of the above noted round of bargaining, union negotiator Martin Trudel will provide members from Epic de St. Malo with an update on their negotiations.
Taking the First Step On the Way to Negotiations
The existing collective agreement for Local 832 union members working at Epic de St. Malo (Day program) expires on March 31, 2017. The union has already begun to prepare for negotiations and a first step in the preparation process is to obtain ideas from the membership as to what improvements they would like to see in their new contract.
As such, the union is hosting a proposal meeting on November 28 so that the members can bring their ideas forward. It is important for the members to make their voices heard.
Tentative Deal Reached at Epic de St. Malo (Residential Program)
The bargaining committee, comprised of negotiator Martin Trudel, Carol Linford, and Bernadette Philippot, is pleased to inform that a tentative deal has been reached with Epic de St. Malo/SMILE of St. Malo (Residential Program) on the renewal of the collective agreement.
As such, the union has scheduled a ratification vote of Wednesday, June 22, at 1 p.m. At the meeting, the union will provide a summary of negotiations and the details of the settlement prior to the members voting.
Bargaining to Begin at Epic de St. Malo – Residential Services
The negotiating committees for Epic de St. Malo – Residential Services have scheduled June 2 and 3 for bargaining. The union will inform the members of any additional dates, if needed, as well as provide an update on the state of the negotiations following the June 2 and 3 sessions.
Union Preps For Epic de St. Malo Negotiations
The existing collective agreement for members working at Epic de St. Malo/SMILE of St. Malo (Residential Program) expires on March 31. The union has already begun to prepare for negotiations to obtain a new agreement. Part of the preparation process is to obtain ideas about what improvements should be negotiated into the new contract.
As such, a proposal meeting to gather ideas from the members at Epic de St. Malo is scheduled for Friday, March 18, at 1 p.m.
Union negotiator Martin Trudel will spearhead these negotiations.
Preparing for Negotiations Epic de St. Malo Inc./Smile of St. Malo Inc. agreement expires March 31.
The union has begun to prepare for bargaining to obtain a new agreement for the members working the Residential and Day programs at Epic de St. Malo. Part of theses preparations is to get ideas from the employees on what improvements/changes they would like to see negotiated into the new agreement.