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By CMG  •  Posted on March 22, 2017

Two special advisers to Ontario’s Minister of Labour are about to release their recommendations on how to address the growing precariousness of work.  The factual and reality TV industry offers a prime example of why change is needed.  Here is a … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 14, 2017

We, CMG members, have taken action to prevent the approval of Bill C-27 – An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985.   It’s a government bill designed to immediately affect pensions at federally regulated private-sector companies and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 10, 2017

The newly appointed National Grievance Committee (NGC) met to discuss 42 grievances involving a range of issues including promotion, unfair labour practice, discipline, medical privacy and benefits. In recent months, of the 21 outstanding grievances, the union and CBC management … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 2, 2017

Your bargaining committee met with VICE management last week and has been able to make additional progress on some fronts including Hours of Work and Overtime, as well as Hiring and Promotion language. While the number of outstanding issues is … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 2, 2017

The bargaining survey results are in and they show Fair Pay as a top priority for members, followed by benefits, paid and unpaid time off, and Job Security. As we head into negotiations starting March 29 and 30 for a … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 22, 2017

“Many of the people we’re representing have told me how frustrated they have been, and how some have had their credit ratings ruined because they couldn’t pay bills they were counting on covering with income owed from Venture,” said Canadian Media Guild (CMG) Freelance Branch President Don Genova. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 10, 2017

Brief update Until a collective agreement is negotiated Corus is not allowed by law to change the terms or condition of employment of any bargaining unit employee without CMG’s consent. CMG has reminded Corus of this. CMG has not agreed … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 8, 2017

Our bargaining committee met with management last week and held two days of negotiations. We continue to make progress and have agreed on language regarding benefits, leaves of absence, and compressed work week arrangements. While we are getting closer in … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 8, 2017

We still have some vacancies remaining on CBC Branch committees. Please consider contributing your energy and talents as a volunteer on the below committees. Much of the work happens by conference call; sometimes there are in-person meetings, usually in Toronto. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 7, 2017

The Special Advisors involved in the Ontario government’s major review of labour law will be released ‘in the first half of 2017’. We are hoping the final ‘Changing Workplace Review’ document reflects some of the recommendations CMG put forward on behalf of reality and factual TV workers. The CMG is calling for changes in 3 main areas. Read more »

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