(Montreal) Some 200 professionals from three museums have just renewed their collective agreement together for a period of six years.

These professionals are curators, exhibition managers, computer analysts and administrative workers. They are members of the Syndicate of Professionals of the Government of Quebec (SPGQ) and work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Civilization and the National Museum of Fine Arts.

The SPGQ conducted consolidated negotiations, for the first time, with these three different employers who receive their financial framework from the Treasury Board.

In an interview on Tuesday, the president of the SPGQ, Guillaume Bouvrette, explained that this way of proceeding has made it possible to standardize salary structures for people who have the same tasks in different museums.

In terms of salaries, the increases will be the same as those obtained by the public sector for the years 2020 to 2023, i.e. 2% per year. For the following three years, a trailer clause was obtained, meaning that these workers will have the same increases as what the public sector will eventually obtain.

The SPGQ also negotiated clauses concerning the treatment of victims of domestic violence and telework.