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  • COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

    Between

    METROLAND MEDIA GROUP LTD.

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    UNIFOR LOCAL 87-M SOUTHERN ONTARIO NEWSMEDIA GUILD

    GTA EDITORIAL EMPLOYEES

    December 6, 2013 to December 5, 2016 Ratified May 6, 2014

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    Table of Contents

    LOCAL HISTORY .................................................................................................... 5

    THE FIRST CONTRACT ............................................................................................. 5 THE FIRST STRIKE ................................................................................................... 7 GROWTH IN THE 60S, 70S ........................................................................................ 8 GOING CANADIAN .................................................................................................. 10 EXPANDING BEYOND SOUTHERN ONTARIO .............................................................. 10

    PURPOSE OF AGREEMENT ................................................................................ 12 PREAMBLE ........................................................................................................... 12 ARTICLE 1 - RECOGNITION ................................................................................ 12 ARTICLE 2 - DEFINITIONS ................................................................................... 13 ARTICLE 3 - RELATIONSHIP ............................................................................... 14

    3.01 UNION MEMBERSHIP ..................................................................................... 14 (B) INFORMATION FOR NEW EMPLOYEES ................................................................ 14 3.02 (A) DEDUCTION OF DUES ................................................................................ 14 (B) HUMANITY FUND ............................................................................................. 15 3.03 NO DISCRIMINATION ...................................................................................... 16 3.07 TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES .............................................................................. 16 3.09 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES ................................................................................. 17 3.12 STUDENTS .................................................................................................... 18

    ARTICLE 4 - MANAGEMENT RIGHTS ................................................................. 19 ARTICLE 5 - NO STRIKE OR LOCK-OUT ........................................................... 19 ARTICLE 6 - STEWARDS AND UNION COMMITTEE ......................................... 19

    6.04 BARGAINING COMMITTEE ............................................................................... 20 ARTICLE 7 - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE ............................................................ 20

    STEP 1 ................................................................................................................. 20 STEP 2 ................................................................................................................. 21

    ARTICLE 8 - ARBITRATION ................................................................................. 22 AUTHORITY OF ARBITRATION BOARD ...................................................................... 23

    ARTICLE 9 - DISCHARGE AND DISCIPLINE ...................................................... 23 ARTICLE 10 - HEALTH & SAFETY ...................................................................... 24 ARTICLE 11 - PROBATIONARY PERIOD, SENIORITY AND STAFF REDUCTION .......................................................................................................... 25

    11.01 PROBATIONARY PERIOD ............................................................................... 25

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    11.02 SENIORITY LIST .......................................................................................... 25 11.03 TERMINATION OF SERVICE: A ...................................................................... 26 11.04 NOTICE OF TERMINATION ............................................................................. 26 11.05 STAFF REDUCTION ...................................................................................... 26 11.12 SEVERANCE PAY ......................................................................................... 28 11.15 FREELANCE AND BARGAINING UNIT WORK .................................................... 29

    ARTICLE 12 - TRANSFER AND PROMOTION .................................................... 29 12.01 TRANSFER: ................................................................................................. 29 12.02 TEMPORARY PROMOTION ............................................................................ 29 12.03 JOB POSTING .............................................................................................. 30

    ARTICLE 13 - LEAVE OF ABSENCE ................................................................... 31 13.02 BEREAVEMENT LEAVE ................................................................................. 32 13.03 MATERNITY/PATERNITY LEAVE ..................................................................... 33 13.04 UNION BUSINESS ......................................................................................... 33

    ARTICLE 14 - MISCELLANEOUS ........................................................................ 33 14.02 WORKING EQUIPMENT ................................................................................. 34 14.03 EXPENSES .................................................................................................. 34 14.04 JURY AND WITNESS DUTY. ........................................................................... 35 14.06 SUPPER MONEY .......................................................................................... 35 14.07 EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE .......................................................................... 35 PROCEDURE .......................................................................................................... 36 DEFINITIONS .......................................................................................................... 36

    1. Educational Institution ............................................................................ 36 2. Courses Allied to Work ............................................................................ 36

    14.09 NEW EQUIPMENT ......................................................................................... 38 14.10 NEW PUBLICATIONS & EDITIONS .................................................................. 38

    ARTICLE 15 - CLASSIFICATION & SALARY RANGES ..................................... 38 ARTICLE 16 - HOURS OF WORK AND WORKING CONDITIONS ..................... 40

    16.04(A) HOURS OF WORK & WORKING CONDITIONS .............................................. 41 16.05 OVERTIME ................................................................................................... 41 16.11 REDUCED WORKWEEK ................................................................................. 42 DURATION ............................................................................................................. 42 OTHER .................................................................................................................. 42

    ARTICLE 17 – VACATIONS ................................................................................. 43 ARTICLE 18 - PAID HOLIDAYS ........................................................................... 45 ARTICLE 19 - SCHEDULES ................................................................................. 46 RTICLE 20 - TERMINATION AND DURATION .................................................... 47

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    SCHEDULE "A" .................................................................................................... 48 SCHEDULE "B" .................................................................................................... 49

    BENEFITS .......................................................................................................... 49 B.01 BENEFITS AND COST SHARING .......................................................... 49

    LETTERS OF UNDERSTANDING RE: METROLAND PENSION PLAN .................................................................. 51 RE: BASE YEAR UPGRADE ................................................................................... 52 RE: CAMERA ALLOWANCE .................................................................................... 53 RE: EARLY RETIREMENT OPTIONS ......................................................................... 54 RE: LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING RE: ARTICLE 15.05 ............................................. 55 LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING RE: INTERNET .............................................. 56 RE: EQUIPMENT ................................................................................................... 57 RE. BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES OVER AGE 65 ........................................................ 58 RE: FAMILY EMERGENCY LEAVE ............................................................................ 59 ENHANCED SEVERANCE ......................................................................................... 61

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    Local History Pay of $30 a week for six days of work, arbitrary firings, salary cuts, and ridiculous schedules. That's what brought the Guild to the newsrooms of Toronto in the Dirty Thirties. And si