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CMG troubled by death at CBC building in Toronto
•  Posted on  July 25, 2019  

Released and emailed to members on July 15, 2019

CMG troubled by death at CBC building in Toronto

We are disturbed and saddened to learn of a reported death at the CBC’s Toronto building on Saturday July 13, 2019.

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) is a union comprised of over five thousand (5000) media workers. Over 4000 CMG members are employees at CBC/Radio-Canada (CBC). Many of us work at the CBC building in Toronto.

Our thoughts are with the person who died and their loved ones. We understand that the Ontario Ministry of Labour is investigating the incident.

We are also reflecting on the wellbeing of all of our fellow CMG members who have been affected by this disturbing occurrence at one of our flagship worksites. It can be very difficult to bear witness to terrible incidents such as this, especially when so unexpected, and within our workplace.

To CMG members, please be kind to yourselves and each other, and consider talking things over with a counsellor or someone you trust.  Know that our union organization is available to lend support; please connect and let us know what assistance you may need, and  share anything you deem relevant and appropriate.

CMG will follow the Ministry of Labour’s investigation into this tragic incident.

In solidarity,

Naomi Robinson
President, Toronto Location Unit, CBC/SRC Branch, CMG

Jonathan Spence
President, CBC/SRC Branch, CMG

Kamala Rao
President, Canadian Media Guild