Article 47 – Clothing Allowance

Date: Monday, April 4, 2016 | Category: | Author:

The Company agrees to compensate full time Anchors, Reporters (including Sports) and Multi Media Journalists regularly assigned to appear on camera for expenses related to clothing acceptable to the Company.  Upon receipt, the Company shall pay such employees a clothing allowance of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per calendar year (effective January 1, 2016).  There will be no carry over of any unused clothing allowance into the next year.  In the case of probationary employees, payment of the clothing allowance shall be withheld until successful completion of the probationary period.  The Company shall have the option of directing employees to a preferred clothing supplier.  Clothing allowance is deemed to be a taxable benefit and as such income tax will be deducted at source at the time of reimbursement. 

Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 47.1, the Company may, at its discretion, provide clothing of equal or greater value to an employee under an arrangement with an advertiser. In such case, the clothing allowance payment shall not apply. 

It is recognized and agreed that the Company has the discretion to continue to pay certain employees’ expenses in excess of the amounts set out in Article 47.1 above. It is agreed that there shall be no reduction in such additional payments as a result of implementation of this Agreement, as long as the employee maintains their current assignment.

Effective January 1, 2019, full-time and regular part-time employees classified as ENG Camera/Editor, General Maintenance and Broadcast Technicians will be reimbursed to an annual maximum of three hundred and fifty dollars ($350.00) for purchase of appropriate work related clothing.  Reimbursement is subject to submission of verifiable receipts. 

In order to receive reimbursement, a request for reimbursement of all approved out of pocket expenses incurred in the regular course of duty, as well as all clothing allowance expenses, will be submitted to the Company for approval and then entered by the Employee for payment within ninety (90) days of the date of purchase.