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CP Bargaining
By CMG  •  Posted on September 11, 2015

The collective agreement between the Canadian Media Guild and Canadian Press is now online. Hard copies of the agreement are also being shipped to all bureaus. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 19, 2015

We’re happy to announce that Guild members working at The Canadian Press have ratified the new four-year collective agreement. The ratification vote passed by a margin of 74.7%. The company is already working to make payment of the signing bonus, … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 16, 2015

CMG members working at The Canadian Press will be voting to ratify the new collective agreement starting tomorrow. Our online voting system will be active from 9 a.m. Tuesday until 7 p.m. Wednesday (all times Eastern). Results will be published … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 9, 2015

The Memorandum of Agreement between CMG and CP management is now available – You can download the document here (8 pages). We encourage you to read it carefully. We will be holding in-person meetings in our larger bureaus as well … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 26, 2015

Earlier today your bargaining committee signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with The Canadian Press for a renewed collective agreement. The memo calls for a four-year deal. Here are some of the highlights: -Salary increases of 4.25% over four years … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 11, 2015

Your bargaining team spent two days in talks with CP management last week, and further talks are scheduled for the week of February 23. The two sides have moved closer on a number of issues. On the non-monetary side, we … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 30, 2015

We held face-to-face meetings with management on three of the four scheduled days this week. We spent a lot of time talking about how the company deals with performance feedback, and how we can better solve problems amicably in future. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 23, 2015

On balance, the two days we spent with management this week were productive. The company remains firmly focused on financial issues – notably the pension plan – almost to the exclusion of everything else. As we have said on numerous … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 16, 2015

At our meetings this week with CP management, the company responded to our bargaining objectives document with what they call a “comprehensive response”. We talked about the response and are hopeful that we have made some progress in bringing some … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 23, 2014

Our collective agreement with The Canadian Press is up for renewal; talks are scheduled to begin sometime in the next couple of months. To help prepare the Guild’s contract proposals, we’ve developed a brief survey. Please take a few minutes … Read more »

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