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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 »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 7, 2017

The changes proposed under Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, would make retirement benefits unpredictable for current employees and retirees, not to mention future generations of CBC workers. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 3, 2017

CMG received the union certificate from the Labour Board on Wednesday, February 1, and immediately gave notice to bargain to Corus. We are now working to schedule dates to meet with the company, so that we can start negotiating a collective agreement that improves working conditions and works well for Corus, too. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 2, 2017

The proposed bill C-27 – An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act – is designed to immediately affect pensions at federally regulated private-sector companies and at Crown corporations, and will fundamentally change the pension landscape across Canada. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 1, 2017

Now that you are represented by CMG, Corus cannot unilaterally decide new terms and working conditions. Any changes in terms and conditions need to be negotiated and approved by the union. You have no obligation to personally sign anything that is asking you to revoke your rights to existing benefits, or to change your working conditions in any way. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 27, 2017

CMG congratulates members of the new bargaining unit for their hard work and courage in organizing to collectively improve their working conditions and to have a greater say in their workplace. Read more »

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