The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), signed on January 4, 2013 by both parties, was presented to union members on February 20, 2013. The new collective agreement is valid for six years and the negotiations focused mainly on both parties’ priorities.
The MEA was concerned about workload flexibility as well as discussions of a job security programme better suited to current reality. For the union, it was essential to find ways to reduce the pension plan’s deficit, to create a work-life balance as well as maintaining and creating new jobs.
The signed agreement provides new schedules better adapted to market requirements and a salary increase ranging between 1% and a maximum of 3% between 2013 and 2018.