This is a reminder that minimum rates for freelance contributors at CBC have increased by 2.5% as of April 1, 2013. The new rates are available online.
Make sure you check any new contracts or ongoing (“blanket”) contracts to make sure the correct rates are being applied.
If you have negotiated an overscale rate on a blanket contract, make sure that amount goes up by no less than 2.5% of the base rate – and that your overscale payment isn’t being reduced by the same amount.
Remember that rates in the CBC/CMG collective agreement represent
minimums only; you have the right to negotiate higher payments.