Paper bargains a ‘living’ contract

Toronto Star union breaks from bargaining tradition
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/17/2006

Contract talks at the

Toronto Star

, which has four unions negotiating seven contracts, are typically an arduous process that takes a good six months to complete. In the last round of bargaining at the end of 2004, the talks were tougher than usual, as issues on the table included moving sales staff to a salary-based pay structure and containing benefit costs all around.