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One week down in negotiations with PMNA
By CMG Posted on November 3, 2017

This week, we presented all of our proposals for improving the collective agreement to the management side. We have proposed:

-Higher salary scales for all classifications

-Pay in lieu of benefits for part-time employees

-100% employer-paid benefits premiums for full-time employees (up from the current 75%)

-A reduction in the threshold to reach four weeks of vacation, from 10 years to five

-Top-up to Employment Insurance benefits during maternity leaves; 100% employer-paid benefits premiums for employees during maternity and parental leaves

-Mandatory employer contributions to employees’ retirement savings accounts

-A mechanism to convert part-time employees to full-time status

-A reduced probation period

-Health and safety and harassment provisions spelled out in the collective agreement

-A joint Employer-Employee committee that would meet regularly to discuss workplace issues

We also discussed scheduling provisions with a view to ensuring both full-time and part-time employees get two weeks’ notice of their schedule, have two consecutive days off, and are required to work no more than five days in a row.

Management is expected to respond to our proposals when we meet again next Monday and Tuesday. We’ll keep you up to date on the developments and are planning for a membership meeting in mid-November to get your input.

In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact any one of us with any questions or comments.

CMG Bargaining Committee:
Layla Bozich ( layla.bozich@gmail.com )
Laura Godfrey ( godfrey.lc@gmail.com )
Anna Maxymiw ( a-maxymiw@rogers.com )
Madeline Smith, Alternate ( madeline.ek.smith@gmail.com )
Olivier Roy, CMG Staff Representative ( olivier@cmg.ca )
Karen Wirsig, CMG Staff Representative ( karen@cmg.ca )

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