Singapore Press Holdings Ltd and Creative Media & Publishing Union (CMPU) signed two collective agreements this morning at Furama Riverfront Hotel.
CMPU was previously known as Singapore Press Holdings Employees' Union (SPHEU) and Singapore National Union of Journalists (SNUJ). The two unions merged to form CMPU in January 2015.
The agreements, which covered for the period Jan 2013 to Dec 2015, were the result of several months of negotiations between the company and the unions.
The new agreements accomplished a number of changes, namely the salary ranges, the move to a performance-linked bonus scheme, the inclusion of parental care leave and providing an encashment option for the company's overseas travel award.
From left, Creative Media and Publishing Union's branch member Neoh Kee Leng, branch secretary Mindy Kwok, and branch chairman Arulnathan John pictured with Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) executive vice-president of human resources, administration & Times Properties Mable Chan, vice president of human resources Lawrence Chia and human resources senior manager Ong Meng Lay, after the signing of the SPH Journalists' Agreement 2015.
At the same time, relevant clauses were updated to reflect changes in legislation, for example the maternity leave, paternity leave and childcare leave clauses.
Guests at the signing ceremony included Mr Alan Chan, CEO of SPH and Mr Patrick Tay, Assistant Secretary General, NTUC; Advisor to CMPU. Mr Tay is also MP for Nee Soon GRC.