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Draft agreement with AAC now available to read

The draft agreement between CMG and AAC is now available for members to read prior to the ratification vote.

Click here to see a scanned copy of the documents agreed to by both sides, including the memorandum of agreement that sets out the financial side of the deal.

Some highlights:

– Employees who temporarily perform functions of a higher-paid job will be temporarily promoted and paid at the higher rate for the duration of the assignment.

– Any layoffs will be based on seniority. This will ensure that layoffs cannot be used to target particular employees. Laid-off employees will receive severance pay that is significantly higher than the minimums set out under federal legislation; they can
also return to work up to a year after their layoff, if vacant positions for which they’re qualified come available.

– Every employee who meets the minimum requirements of a posted job will receive an interview.

– Employees’ schedules will be posted at least two weeks in advance, and won’t be changed except in case of emergency or mutual agreement.

– Overtime will be paid at time and a half in money or, if you prefer, time off.

– Employees who are called back to work outside of their scheduled working hours will be paid a minimum of 3 hours at time and a half.

– Employees who are assigned to be on standby will be paid a premium for all hours.

– The employer will now match employees’ pension contributions up to 4% of salary, an increase from the current maximum of 2.5%.

– Employees are entitled to have a union representative at any disciplinary meeting.

We encourage you to read the draft agreement and take notes. Details about information sessions and the ratification vote will be sent out shortly.

If you have any questions, please contact any member of the bargaining team.

Thank you again for your support, and happy holidays to all.

Your bargaining committee:
Masaaba Mwambu
Tom Rudman
Michelle Smith
Keith Maskell, CMG Staff Representative

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