Minutes of the Toronto LEC Meeting March 1, 2018
•  Posted on  February 8, 2019  

CBC Toronto LEC Meeting Minutes – March 1, 2018

CMG Office


Present; Vish Gajadhar, Krista Jolliffe, Lorne Szatmary, Joe Fiorino, Thomas Cramer, Brent Cousland, Wendy Walker, Naomi Robinson


Absent: Tony Germin, Jennifer Clibbon, Matt Guerin


Agenda creation…

Reports of Officers, Directors, Chief Stewards

Continued Business

-Bulletin Boards

-Map the Floor

– Business Cards

-CBC Board letter


New Business

-Vacancies on LEC

-Code of Conduct

– Distribution of LEC minutes within 10 days



Adopt Agenda (moved KJ, seconded LS, passes)


Presidents Report (NR)


Motion to go into camera (moved BC, second TC, passes)

Motion to come out of camera (moved BC, second LS, passes)


Motion for the LEC to hold an anti-oppression lunch & learn to be offered to the full membership (including LEC, LGC, and other committees) in 2018

Moved BC, second KJ, passes unanimously


Director of Human Rights, Equity & Diversity (VG)


Motion for the LEC to spend up to $2500 on 2018 Pride Parade.

Moved BC, second KJ, passes unanimously


Director of Communications Report (JF)

– updates on several individual member issues


Director of New Members Report (TC)

– ongoing support for new members who attended previous meetings, including issues over the 13 week qualifying period for benefits (maybe create a hand out for that?)

– distribute new member mid-April meeting invite during Map the Floor

– hold a Temp Caucus meeting later int eh year to brainstorm bargaining issues


Chief Stewards Reports

Lorne – ongoing issues with rotations

Krista – supporting member with harassment issue

Brent – issues with the news restructuring, studio intercoms, acquisition room resources strains, automation line up concerns


Health & Safety Report (BC)

– washroom renos start this month

– new B2 bike parking

– office cleaning now daytime hours

– BGIS customer service portal coming this summer

– air quality review pending

– fire warden training ongoing

– fire protection issues in Rovi room

– CMG H&S training with Olivier – incl. Stewards & HKWL


Director of Job Transformation (WW)

– attended first JE sub-cttee mtg, looking at families of jobs, talked of ‘respecting the craft’ & future-proofing job-banding


Bulletin Boards

– NR has met with IR several times to walk the building & identify locations – mainly blue & purple kitchenettes, waiting for final IR approval after consultation with Jen Madeiros


Map the Floor

– Hand outs – LEC poster, newsletter (bargaining, May Day, BBQ, etc.), new member mtg invites, swag?

– Collect info – name, non-CBC email, temp or perm, dept./ job (*create a template form)

– Map depts onto a floorplan

– ask about shift workers – who isn’t there now? (late shift, wknds, etc)

– reach out to stewards for intros on the floor in each dept. (rough schedule?)


CBC Board Letter (NR)

– BEC wrote a letter to the CBC Board of Directors, conversation about how best to publicize it without harming CBC


LEC Vacancies

– encourage people to apply for Directors of SRC & Education/ mObilization, nomination deadline March 2


LEC Minutes

– LEC bylaws stipulate out within 10 days of meeting


CBC Code of Conduct

– CMG lawyer analysis shared with LEC

– questions around volunteering, JSP references causing confusion with non-editorial staff, what if someone refuses to consent?, are members being assigned the work time to complete the code?


Motion to Adjourn (BC moves, JF seconds, passes)