some vacation!

When you're a rural telecommuter, being locked out is a lonely business.

Monday, October 03, 2005

pfffft, pfffft, pfffft

Maybe I should be blowing those balloons up after all.

At first blush, this looks amazing:

- Contract employees who have been on contract for four years will be allowed to convert to staff if they wish. Any contract employee who has four years of service on ratification will be allowed to convert immediately.
- The approximately 90 contract employees now working in Television A&E, Radio Drama and Comedy and Sports will also have, for the first time, the opportunity to convert to staff. Those who remain on contract cannot be terminated during their contracts except for just cause or lack of work.
- Contract employees will have access to pension after two-years of employment including a buyback option. This buyback option will also apply to any contract employee who chooses to convert to staff.
- Contract employees will be entitled to severance pay.
- Contract employees who have worked 5 consecutive contracts of nine or more months but less than 1 year for 5 consecutive years will be credited with actual time worked for seniority purposes at the time of hiring into a permanent position. "

And it looks like retroactivity does apply, after all.

Thanks again to all of you who negotiated on our behalf. You fought a long uphill battle. I think many of us expected a victory would be a deal in which we didn't lose a pile of rights. I dare say I didn't expect to gain a pile of new ones.

Marvelous work, all.


At 10:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If my understanding of what Lise Lareau said in her speech is correct, your 12 years should count and you will be able to "convert" immediately (makes it sound like you've found God).

And I like to think that Mysterion's prediction was right, just off by a couple days. I think all that hair product must have thrown off his accuracy.

Whatever the case, believing in something was what this was all about.


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