The Canadian Media Guild’s (CMG) bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with CKOF for the renewal of the collective agreement which expired on May 31, 2019.
The details of the tentative agreement were shared at a general membership meeting that took place yesterday, Monday, July 22 in Gatineau. The tentative agreement includes gains in priority areas identified by members in the pre-bargaining survey.
Highlights of the tentative agreement are:
-1.5% annual salary increases for the duration of the agreement which will be effective from June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2022
-Salary progression for some employees
-Increased Employer contributions to the group RRSP from 2.5% to 3.0% effective September 1st 2020
-Easier access to the group RRSP for full time and part time employees
-Employer commitment to better training for new employees and employees assigned to new tasks
-Commitment from both sides to work together in order to clarify job descriptions by the end of the year
As a result of these important gains, the Committee recommends that members ratify the deal.
The ratification vote will take place online starting today, Tuesday, July 23 2019 at 8 a.m. (ET) until Friday July 26 2019 at 8 a.m. (ET) through CMG’s electronic voting system.
In order to vote, members need their nine-digit CMG member number and a password. Every member should have received an email with their CMG member number and password. If there are questions, please contact the CMG national office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olivier Desharnais-Roy, Staff Representative, Canadian Media Guild