Agreement between STM and SCFP 2850 — administrative, technical and professional personnel union for the assignment of employees to backup cleaning duties as part of operations and maintenance
Montréal, April 21, 2020 — In the current context of the public health crisis surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and the Syndicat du personnel administratif, technique et professionnel du transport en commun (SCFP 2850 — administrative, technical and professional personnel union) announced that they have reached an agreement governing the assignment of employees to backup cleaning duties as part of operations and maintenance. This agreement, which complies with the collective agreement, also ensures the continuation of essential public transit services for Montrealers.
As part of the agreement, SCFP 2850 employees can be assigned to cleaning duties on buses, in the métro, on mezzanine levels and in métro station entrance buildings, and will be required, for example, to clean terminals, public telephones, turnstiles and fare gates, ramps, elevator buttons and staircase handrails.
Rollout in two phases
The agreement calls for the transfer of employees to take place in two phases: a maximum of 150 people in the first phase and 250 people in the second phase.
The STM and the SCFP 2850 wish to highlight the excellent cooperation of all parties, and thank members of the negotiating committees for their efforts. This agreement clearly illustrates the collaborative spirit among the company’s personnel in these exceptional times.
Note that the STM remains in constant contact with public health authorities and, since the situation is evolving rapidly and almost daily, is committed to adapting its way of doing things based on changing recommendations, always with a view to ensuring the health and safely of its customers and employees.
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