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Quebec has entered into an agreement in principle with SPGQ

Quebec has entered into an agreement in principle with SPGQ

Quebec found common ground with the Union of Professionals and Professionals of the Government of Quebec (SPGQ) on Monday, reaching an agreement in principle on the salaries and working conditions of 21,000 professionals in the public service involved.

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“The Public Service Accreditation Unit Council (CUAFP) – an SPGQ body – has just given its approval in principle to the comprehensive settlement reached between SPGQ’s negotiating parties and the Treasury Board Secretariat (SCT),” the union said in a press release on Monday.

The agreement reached on June 12 will be presented to the Public Service Accreditation Unit (ADUAFP) delegates meeting.

SPGQ emphasized that “on that date, ADUAFP will make a decision to present (or not) the agreement in principle to public service technical personnel and recommend its adoption.”

If the agreement is presented to members, they will be able to exercise their right to vote at virtual public meetings that will begin around mid-June.

Public service workers represented by the union have been without an employment contract since March 30, 2020.

“This agreement in principle takes an important step forward in the process leading to the ratification of a new collective agreement that is scheduled to be for a period of three years (instead of five), from April 1, 2020 to March 30, 2023,” he said. the Union.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the negotiating teams. Thanks to your work, we are able today to present a win-win agreement to all professionals in the Quebec public service, while respecting the government’s financial framework,” the commission chairperson added in an evening press release. Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for Governmental Administration, Sonia Label.

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