Montra006c, Thursday, July 10, 2003 An agreement has been reached between the management of TVA-Montra006c and the local sales representatives union, on strike since last Thursday and locked-out since Monday. The agreement, reached late yesterday evening (Wednesday), puts an end to this dispute. The union members returned to work this morning.
The new collective agreement, with a one-year term, provides a single commission rate, settling the central problem in the dispute. As part of this agreement, the parties have agreed to set up a committee which will be charged with comparing remuneration in the advertising market. The union members also made gains in the utilization of pension plan surpluses which, among others, will be applied to increase pensions and lower the retirement age.
Last year, the sales representatives, who have been unionized for 20 years, joined CUPE 687 which represents all the other employees at TVA-Montra006c. In Qub0065c, CUPE represents 7,000 members in the communications sector (Radio-Canada, Rs0065au TVA, Global, TQS, Radiomd0069a, Telus, Vido0074ron, Cogc006f, NFB, Journal de Qub0065c, etc.). CUPE is also active in several other sectors including health and social services, education, urban and air transportation, provincial corporations and public organizations, hydroelectricity and the municipalities. With close to 100,000 members, CUPE is the largest FTQ affiliate.
This press release and other information are posted on the Internet at scfp.qc.ca
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SOURCE: CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES (FTQ)
Ra006c Lebuf, president CUPE 687, cell. (514) 867-3772
Robert Bellerose, CUPE Communications, cell. (514) 247-9266