The Canadian Media Guild has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to make a difference in both the union and media worlds. We are seeking an energetic and self-motivated Staff Representative for our Western regional office, which serves members from Manitoba to British Columbia and the North. The position is currently located in Vancouver but the location is negotiable.
The Guild represents 6,000 members across Canada, including employees at CBC, The Canadian Press, Thomson Reuters and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, TVO, TFO, Shaw Media, Zoomer TV, AFP, Private Radio, as well as media freelancers. Find out more at www.cmg.ca.
Under the direction of the Senior Staff Representative, the successful applicant will work as part of a team, providing support for local executives and advice to individual members, assisting with organizing opportunities and dealing with management on behalf of the Guild within the region. The successful candidate may also be assigned other duties from time to time.
Experience in administering collective agreements and providing contractual support to members is required, as is knowledge of trade unionism, the Canada Labour Code, Human Rights Legislation and bargaining. He/she must be committed to the ideals of the labour movement. Bilingual candidates will be given preference. Knowledge of the media industry is also an asset.