Dear fellow members of the Canadian Media Guild (CMG),
Following on today’s announcement by management at VICE Media, workers and CMG members at VICE Canada will be facing job cuts.
The collective agreement negotiated between our union and VICE Canada includes protections for union members facing involuntary layoffs as well as a provision for members to indicate interest in and availability for a voluntary layoff.
The CMG-VICE Collective Agreement can be found here: https://www.cmg.ca/en/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/VICE-CMG-CollectiveAgreement2017-20.pdf .
CMG union staff are available to discuss protections for those facing an involuntary layoff and to discuss what a voluntary layoff entails.
Permanent employees who are laid off will receive severance pay and will have bumping and recall rights.
CMG members at VICE have experienced a series of job cuts over the past two years, and we have continued to support one another and ensure that our rights are respected through it all.
Secretary-Treasurer, VICE Branch, Canadian Media Guild (CMG)
President, Canadian Media Guild (CMG)