Article 22 – Dismissals and Resignations

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Category: | Author:

Dismissal of an employee who has successfully completed their probationary period, or any extension thereof, shall only be for just cause. It is agreed that dismissal may be subject to the grievance procedure.

An employee, when resigning, shall give the Company two (2) weeks’ notice in writing. During the notice period, the employee shall perform their duties in the normal way.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Company expressly reserves the exclusive right to release from employment any employee who is assigned to the News Anchor classification (Salary Group 11) on the grounds such employee’s on-air performance is, in the sole discretion of the Company, unsuitable for programming, subject to the following: 

  1. Such right to dismiss an employee shall not be used as a disciplinary measure and shall be in addition to and not in substitution for the Company’s rights to apply discipline, which may only be exercised for just cause.
  1. The provisions of Article 22.3 shall apply only to employees permanently assigned to the News Anchor classification and whose primary function is anchoring newscasts.
  1. Any employee released from employment under this provision shall receive a minimum severance payment equal to four (4) weeks pay for each completed year of service with the Company, up to a maximum of fifty two (52) weeks.