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By CMG  •  Posted on April 18, 2013

Businesses move jobs offshore to save money; when they use the “Temporary Foreign Worker Program,” it’s for the same reason and even as part of the same process, as the RBC case makes clear. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 28, 2008

The Guild and the CBC have?settled a grievance stemming from the CBC’s decision to outsource much of its publicity function to Media Profile in 2005.?The Guild challenged whether the CBC had a valid business case to outsource the work. “The … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 11, 2008

The Canadian Media Guild is questioning what the CBC is calling the sale of its international sales operation. The union has been told that 11 employees will be given redundancy notices this month as rights for international sales of 135 … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 25, 2006

An arbitrator has ordered CBC management to produce documents related to the decision to contract out the work of the publicity department to Media Profile in 2005, resulting in the layoffs affecting 34 Guild members. The CBC must allow the … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 12, 2006

The Guild’s fight against the outsourcing of the CBC publicity department in 2005 is now before an arbitrator. In June 2005, 34 publicists lost their jobs when the CBC contracted with an outside firm, Media Profile, to do their work. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 13, 2006

Following today’s important agreement with the CBC to delay the closure of the TV design department until May 2007, the Canadian Media Guild will continue to pursue alternatives to the dismantling of the department. Options include the possibility of an … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 13, 2006

We are pleased to tell you that CBC and the Canadian Media Guild have reached an agreement regarding the CBC Design Department. As a result, CBC will defer the closure of the Design Department and delay the layoff of the … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 2, 2006

The federal Heritage Committee is asking Heritage Minister Bev Oda to tell CBC management about the committee’s concern over structural changes, such as the planned closure of the TV design department, taking place before the upcoming review of the broadcaster’s … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 1, 2006

The minority Conservative government would have to go against the will of Parliament to make significant changes to policies relating to Canadian content rules, restrictions on foreign ownership in the cultural sector, and funding for public broadcasting. An opposition motion … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 18, 2006

A City of Toronto committee has passed a resolution to press for more funding for the CBC and a revitalized Broadcast Centre, following a presentation by CMG representatives last night. The resolution from the city’s Arts and Culture Roundtable calls … Read more »

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