The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) and the Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ) have announced their signing of a collective agreement binding the Orchestra and its musicians for five years since October 27, 2023.

The OSM and a General Assembly of musicians adopted by 93% approval the agreement reached between negotiation committees on behalf of its employers and unions. The agreement was also unanimously approved regarding its parameters by the OSM Board of Directors.

The two committees have entered a five-year agreement on non-monetary clauses and have settled for the next two years on a salary schedule. The financial parameters of this agreement provide, among other things, for annual increases totalling 4.1% in contractual fees and an improvement of seniority bonuses, which have been increased for the period from 2023 to 2028. Moreover, virtually all non-monetary clauses at issue were negotiated and mutually agreed upon based on the two committees’ respective interests. The most significant changes involve auditions and access to tenure, work and services scheduling, tours, sick leave, and pension plans.

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