We are Unifor Local 2000A and we represent the strength of the staff! 1. The collective agreement between the union and Zayo was officially ratified on May 6 and you should receive your 2 percent retro salary on the June 11 payment. Please check your payslips. Allstream members are expected to receive retroactive compensation as early as March 19, Unifor Local 2000 ratified an initial collective agreement for 11 reporters working at Torstars StarMetro Vancouver. „The negotiating committee would like to thank the members for their support and solidarity and the local authorities look forward to supporting these new members for the duration of the agreement,“ added Mr. Gibson. „While in a first collective agreement you never get everything you want, we have made great strides in this round of negotiations.“ „It`s been a long road and I`m proud to say that we`ve helped close the wage gap between the best pay and lowest paid journalists,“ said Brian Gibson, President of Unifor Local 2000. „We now have a way to ensure that these journalists receive the same money for the same work. We have increased work hours and wage increases by 2 to 10%, with lower-income reporters seeing increases. Please note the next Union General Assembly for your Unifor Local 2000A: When: Thursday 10.10.2019 at 17:00 (EST) Where: in the ground floor conference room 625 Belmont St. The bargaining committee also negotiated four weeks` notice of redundancy and severance pay, which goes beyond BC`s employment standards. The Chair is chaired by local President Ian Morton.
All members who present themselves well are welcome and are invited to ask questions. 2019 RWC Call Letter and 2019 Outstanding RW Award Letter have been downloaded in the documents section. Please check it out. Last week, an email containing information about Build Back Better sessions was sent to all locals, but I send my email as a souvenir. With all the incredible work we put into creating these sessions, it would be great if all these sessions were full to ensure maximum participation in these great workshops. Stay up-to-date on what is happening at Unifor and how the union is improving the lives of all workers in Canada. Subscribe to our Uniforum e-newsletter. This pandemic has tested the limits of our already underfunded social services and revealed cruel realities with respect to state priorities. I would like to encourage you to take a look at the webinars and RSVPs at the meetings that interest you.
As always, if you have any questions, please contact me, stay safe. One of the strengths of the first contract is a defined benefit retirement plan. I just wanted to do a few things and give you some warnings because we are not able to arrange personal meetings just yet. Recognizing that some members of the Toronto Star have been relocated, members are entitled to longer bereavement leave if the death of a close relative is more than 800 km from Vancouver. Local has also gained flexible sick days, during which members can get sick to care for sick family members. „Although it is a small group of workers, in a sector under extreme pressure, it is important that journalists have a strong representation.“