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CP Negotiations
By CMG  •  Posted on December 14, 2014

On December 12 The Canadian Press has presented its main bargaining proposals. Predictably the company is continuing to push for economic concessions from Guild members. The list of initial proposals is short but significant. The big target, once again, is … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 17, 2014

Bargaining at The Canadian Press: first meeting On November 12 we met with the employer to start negotiations for a new collective agreement. The company was represented by CEO Malcolm Kirk, Chief Financial Officer Marc Beisheim, Director of Finance Dan … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 2, 2014

The CMG and The Canadian Press have reached agreement on a Voluntary Departure Program for CP employees working in Québec. Here are some highlights: – Employees accepted into the program will receive the same severance pay as they would in a … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 28, 2014

Last week, The Canadian Press announced that it wishes to reduce staff numbers in its operations in the province of Québec. In order to minimize or avoid involuntary layoffs, CP has proposed a voluntary departure program (VDP) to the Guild. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 9, 2012

Last week a group of CMG representatives met with managers from The Canadian Press to discuss two issues that have been irritants for some time: the use – or rather, the overuse – of part-time employees, and the parameters around … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 3, 2012

Last week, the Guild and CP management met on a conference call to discuss the conversion of some part-time employees to full-time status. This is meant to deal with a number of part-timers who have in fact been working on … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 26, 2012

Congrats to CMG members at The Canadian Press across the country for your new deal. You suffered months of uncertainty and an aggressively demoralizing campaign by company owners intent on cutting staff and salaries. Instead of falling apart and being intimidated, … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 26, 2012

Here are the results of the ratification vote: Total voters: 163 Yes: 135 (82.8%) No: 28 (17.2%) We are notifying The Canadian Press of the results and will be meeting soon to talk about making the necessary modifications and printing … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 22, 2012

You can now vote to ratify our new collective agreement with The Canadian Press:  Click here to go to the online voting site. In order to vote you’ll need to know your nine-digit CMG identification number. If you don’t have … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 19, 2012

Following a number of requests from members, we’ve extended the voting period until 12 noon ET on Monday, March 26. Our polls will still open as scheduled at 9 am Thursday, March 22, and remain open continuously until the end … Read more »

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