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By CMG  •  Posted on September 4, 2020

We reminded management that our benefits were negotiated decades ago, and are a fundamental part of employees’ working conditions. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 3, 2020

All four unions representing workers at CBC/Radio-Canada take issue with the recent “Employee Experience” survey the corporation asked members to fill out. The Canadian Media Guild (CMG), Syndicat des communications de Radio-Canada (SCRC), Association of Professionals and Supervisors (APS), and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 18, 2017

On Monday morning, CMG members at TVO should have received an email from Jill Robertson on “The Future of Pension Plans at TVO.”  TVO is proposing transformational changes to our pension plan. Your pension is crucial to ensuring your long-term … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 14, 2017

We, CMG members, have taken action to prevent the approval of Bill C-27 – An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985.   It’s a government bill designed to immediately affect pensions at federally regulated private-sector companies and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 24, 2013

CBC employees who participate in two of our voluntary insurance plans are about to get breaks on their premiums.  At the September meeting of the Consultative committee on Staff Benefits (CCSB), we approved the continuation of a subsidy on our … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 5, 2013

Here are the top-ups for members who take maternity or parental leave at Shaw Media.  These rates are effective from September 1, 2012.  Any employee who received a lower top-up since September 1, 2012 will be reimbursed retroactively: Maternity Leave … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 19, 2012

The Consultative Committee on Staff Benefits has approved a cost of living adjustment for people receiving long term disability (LTD) benefits.  This increase of 1.2 per cent will apply to all recipients of LTD who went on disability between July … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 15, 2012

CBC employees who have enrolled in the voluntary life insurance plans can expect a break on their premiums later this year. The optional life, reducing term and dependent life insurance plans have surpluses and sufficient reserves to lower the rates … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 1, 2011

While a full-time mom of an 11-month-old son, my wife was diagnosed with a breast cancer that required chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. She was on parental leave at the time and applied to EI for an additional 15 weeks of … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 1, 2011

A lot of famous older writers and creative people can’t pay their rent, let alone their drug and dental bills. Far from the

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