Category Archives: Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions

Tentative Agreement reached between the Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions and the Times Colonist.

The Joint Council and the company agreed on a four year contract.

There were no concessions

Term:
2011      0%
2012.     0%
2013.     1%
2014.     1.5%

Signing Bonus to all employees of $250.00 on December 1,2012.
All unions will hold ratification vote meetings this week.

Victoria Mailers

The Mailers will hold our meeting on Wednesday October 10, 2012 at 9:30pm at the Union Office.

Composing room and Pressroom

Local 2000 will conduct its ratification vote for the composing room immediately after the meeting on Tuesday. Pressroom members will be able to vote from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.

 

Enjoy your weekend.
Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions.

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NEGOTIATIONS WITH GLACIER MEDIA COMMENCE JUNE 29

Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions

Negotiations between the Victoria Times Colonist and the Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions will commence on Friday, June 29, 2012.  The CEP (Compositors, Platemakers and Pressmen) will be the first of the Unions to meet the company to discuss their “peculiar” issues.

Further meetings will be scheduled at a later date. The Joint Council will update you once the dates are confirmed.

Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions.

CWA/SCA Canada Local 30223 (VVING)                                                               203-2610 Douglas St.

CWA/SCA Canada Local 30403 (Mailers)                                                              Victoria, B.C. V8T 4M1

CEP Local 2000                                                                                                          Phone: 250-388-7328

Fax: 250-384-6733  E-mail: vving@vving.ca

 

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Talks hit impasse at Victoria Times Colonist

Source: cwa-scacanada.ca

An about-face by management of the Victoria Times Colonist has brought contract talks with three unions screeching to a halt.

The Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions says meetings planned for next week have been cancelled and no new dates have been scheduled. The impasse was reached when the employer attempted to reintroduce significant items the Council believed had been removed.

Negotiations to renew three collective agreements that expired at the start of this year began on May 1. Two CWA Canada Locals and the Communications Energy and Paperworkers bargain jointly at the newspaper, which is now owned by Postmedia Network.

The Victoria-Vancouver Island Newspaper Guild represents 153 employees in editorial, advertising, circulation, maintenance, information technology and business departments. The 35 workers in the mailroom belong to Local 30403 while CEP’s 29 members work in the pressroom, pre-press and composing.

The unions faced similar difficulties in negotiations four years ago when the newspaper was still owned by Canwest. The company at that time went into talks seeking major concessions that one union spokesman described as “total decimation.” In the end, however, they were able to reach agreement on new contracts that went forward rather than backward.

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Joint Council of Newspaper Unions – Update

 

The Guild’s negotiation meeting with the company on June 1 was rescheduled to June 28; the company requested the delay in order to study the Guild’s letter to the company outlining our jurisdiction in regard to the web/online.

On Monday, June 27 the company advised the Guild that they wished to cancel scheduled meetings on June 28, 29, and 30.  The Guild reluctantly agreed to cancel the June 28 and 30 meetings, but insisted on meeting on June 29, which the company agreed to.  Tuesday, June 28, the company advised the Guild that they also wanted to cancel the June 29 meeting. 

The Guild and Joint Council are very concerned with these latest developments, and have scheduled a full Joint Council meeting for Thursday, June 30.

Guild Negotiating Committee

 

“Despite all the gloom and doom about the print media industry, if there is only one paper in a metro market it will be profitable,” said newspaper analyst John Morton.  “It just may not be as profitable as newspapers used to be.”

CEP Local 2000 – Newspaper Guild Local 30223 – TNG-CWA Local 30403 (Mailers)

“United We Bargain, Divided We Beg”

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TC Employees’ United Way Campaign Kick-Off

United Way of Greater Victoria

Just a quick note to remind our members that the Times Colonist Employees’ United Way Campaign is fast approaching. In these times of economic uncertainty, those hit hardest are those who can least afford it. We are fortunate here at the Times Colonist in that our regular employees have the opportunity to make contributions through payroll deduction. This makes it much easier to make an impact while minimizing the hit to our pocketbooks. Please give your canvassers a moment when they come around to you. Whether you’re a long-time contributor or a brand new donor this year, any amount will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

 Sincerely, 

Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions.

CEP Local 2000 – Newspaper Guild Local 30223 -TNG-CWA Local 30403 (Mailers)

“United We Bargain, Divided We Beg”United Way of Greater Victoria

Just a quick note to remind our members that the Times Colonist Employees’ United Way Campaign is fast approaching. In these times of economic uncertainty, those hit hardest are those who can least afford it. We are fortunate here at the Times Colonist in that our regular employees have the opportunity to make contributions through payroll deduction. This makes it much easier to make an impact while minimizing the hit to our pocketbooks. Please give your canvassers a moment when they come around to you. Whether you’re a long-time contributor or a brand new donor this year, any amount will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

 Sincerely, 

Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions.

CEP Local 2000 – Newspaper Guild Local 30223 -TNG-CWA Local 30403 (Mailers)

“United We Bargain, Divided We Beg”United Way of Greater Victoria

Just a quick note to remind our members that the Times Colonist Employees’ United Way Campaign is fast approaching. In these times of economic uncertainty, those hit hardest are those who can least afford it. We are fortunate here at the Times Colonist in that our regular employees have the opportunity to make contributions through payroll deduction. This makes it much easier to make an impact while minimizing the hit to our pocketbooks. Please give your canvassers a moment when they come around to you. Whether you’re a long-time contributor or a brand new donor this year, any amount will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

 Sincerely, 

Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions.

CEP Local 2000 – Newspaper Guild Local 30223 -TNG-CWA Local 30403 (Mailers)

“United We Bargain, Divided We Beg”

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