Newcap Radio

Halifax (27 broadcast and television employees) and Unifor Local 920-M

Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2019. Signed on April 1, 2016.

Wage adjustments:

Effective April 1, 2017: 1.75%
Effective April 1, 2018: 2%
Calculated by CLR.  

Paid holidays:
12 days.

Vacations with pay:
2 weeks to start, 3 weeks after  1 year, 4 weeks after 8 years and 5 weeks after 20 years.

Time and one-half.

Meal allowance:
$20 when employees working overtime work more than 5 hours past the scheduled time of their last meal period.

Bereavement leave:
5 days for employee’s spouse, parent, guardian or child. 3 days for employee’s brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law or any relative living with the employee.

Seniority – recall rights
: 6 months to start, 1 year after 2 years of service and 2 years after 5 years of service.

Call-in pay:
Minimum 3 hours at time and one-half.

Probationary period:
6 months.

Sunset clause is 2 years.

4 weeks of regular salary per year of continuous service to a maximum of 9 months’ regular pay.

50¢ per km.

Sample rates of pay, current
Production assistant/operator: $741.63
Administrative assistant/receptionist: $741.63
Sales coordinator: $893.18
Creative writer: $933.88
Swing announcer: $933.88
Promotions coordinator: $933.88
Morning co-host: $1,042.28
Midday announcer: $1,042.28
Producer: $1,042.28
Broadcast engineer: $1,042.28
Production supervisor: $1,042.28
Creative director: $1,042.28
Morning announcer: $1,165.51
Drive announcer: $1,165.51

Editor’s notes:
Layoff: The employer will provide 2 weeks’ notice of 2 weeks’ pay in lieu of notice. Maternity leave: 17 weeks. Accident: $500 if the employee is in an accident while driving on employer business resulting in damage to the vehicle and the amount of the damage cannot be recovered from any other person or persons. Talent fees: Up to $40 per session for voicing a commercial, $11 for hosting or performing on a radio program of less than 10 minutes and $33 for hosting or performing on a radio program of more than 10 minutes. Appearances: On-air personalities may be required to make up to 24 personal promotional appearances per year. Up to $25 per appearance. On call: $20 per day.

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