Salespeople locked out by Trader Corporation

Union and company failing to reach first collective agreement
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 02/07/2014

About 20 advertising salespeople in Quebec have been locked out by TRADER Corporation.

The company, which publishes online media content and automotive consumer publications, locked out the employees after its latest offer was rejected by 77 per cent of members.

The Syndicat des Employées et Employés Professionnels et de Bureau (CTC-FTQ) Local 574 — the union representing the salespeople — said the proposal was not described to employees as a final offer but as the company’s best possible offer.

The union said the lockout came “suddenly and with no warning,” and noted the company’s proposal did not include a commission plan, which is considered standard in the field of sales.

This will be the first collective agreement between the salespeople and TRADER Corporation. The main issues are compensation and workload.

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