Agreement reached between the STM
Montreal, June 19, 2007 - The Chairman of the STM Board of Directors, Claude Trudel, is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with the Fraternit� des constables et agents de la paix de la STM, representing some 150 members. “The new, five-year work contract respects the STM’s framework for negotiations and ensures the cooperation and support of a dedicated team of competent men and women, at a time when it is about to undertake a crucial phase in its development,” declared Mr. Trudel.
“This announcement arrives just as we are starting a new chapter in the history of public security in Montréal with the arrival of police officers in the métro,” explained Mr. Trudel. “This represents a major change for the métro’s operational security service, one that has played a leading role in the métro for over 40 years. Indeed, our constables – now known as inspectors – will mostly be enforcing regulations pertaining to transit fares, in addition to handling corporate security. As such, they will be working to help the STM reach its business goals.”
The new work contract calls for salary increases of 0% in 2007, 2% in 2008, 2% in 2009, 2% in 2010 and another 2% in 2011. The main changes concern work organization and operating procedures, aspects that should be reviewed in light of the department’s new operational context.
The agreement was ratified by members gathered in a general assembly yesterday, and was approved this morning by the STM Board of Directors. “The signing of this first agreement with one of our six groups of employees is excellent news for the STM,” concluded Mr. Trudel.
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