The first one announced we had a very busy year including the renewal of a ten-year agreement on the 0,1 % .1% contributions per employee for the increases in expenses of the social benefits and mentioned the numerous litigation before the courts. The General Manager provided a general profile of the many grievances settled throughout the year as well as those which are still active. He also announced a new grievance plaint for the claims of a large majority of the APS membership from the SCRC (FNC-CSN) and from the Guild (Canadian Media Guild) before the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB).
During the Council’s deliberations, the delegates intervene as they please as much for the questions as for the suggestions. For example, changes were brought to the website structure resulting in important savings. It is also there that originated the consultation with the members to poll the perception of the individuals towards their union through a perception survey.
As usual, President Mario Poudrier led the proceedings so that the day would end as scheduled at 17:00 sharp. It is definitely a great improvement on past meetings that dwelled into the evening or worse until the next morning.