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Bargaining at VICE
By CMG  •  Posted on February 8, 2017

Our bargaining committee met with management last week and held two days of negotiations. We continue to make progress and have agreed on language regarding benefits, leaves of absence, and compressed work week arrangements. While we are getting closer in … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 30, 2016

We met with the Company Friday and we have to tell you – we are very disappointed with their lack of response to our comprehensive proposal which we had tabled at the end of October. They will not respond to … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 28, 2016

Your Bargaining Committee met with VICE management this week to present a comprehensive package of contract language and monetary proposals that will form the foundation of a meaningful Collective Agreement.  The company seemed responsive, and informed us it will be … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 30, 2016

Your Bargaining committee had a successful day yesterday negotiating with the Company. We were able to break through some roadblocks that had developed because of a lack of understating for each other’s positions. So, after some dogged discussions, we were … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 13, 2016

After three bargaining sessions, your bargaining team was finally presented with a very thin Collective Agreement document by the company. The text was lacking details, but the company claims it was attempting to capture the concepts we had been talking … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 29, 2016

Your bargaining team had a second meeting with the company team, and while the company did not present proposals, we had a good discussion about editorial independence where we found some common ground. We presented the last of our non-monetary … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 16, 2016

Your union bargaining committee met for the first time with VICE management Thursday August, 11. We presented a series of non-monetary proposals based on your responses to the negotiations survey and input from your workplace reps. Our proposals are aimed … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 13, 2016

We now have a union negotiations committee and have met briefly with VICE management to deliver our objectives for the talks, based on the survey results and meetings with members. Top priorities for bargaining include pay and benefits; increased vacation time; … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 20, 2016

I am pleased to welcome you and your colleagues at VICE Canada into the Canadian Media Guild (CMG), Canada’s only all-media union. We have been around for 20 plus years, serving workers at a variety of media organizations, and have … Read more »

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