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By CMG  •  Posted on April 4, 2013

Media workers have an interest in two recent reports documenting the rise of temporary, low paying, precarious work, and proposing measure to deal with it. Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work, released this week by the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO), exposes … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 26, 2013

The Guild and CBC have agreed to a wage increase of 1.5% for 2013-14. The increase will be effective April 1, and be reflected in the May 2 salary deposit. Although the Treasury Board of Canada is not providing funding … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 12, 2012

Guild freelancers have been busy in 2012 working to make concrete improvements for media freelancers. We’ve participated in events in Vancouver and Toronto aimed at bringing freelancers together to identify major problems and ways to solve them collectively. We’ve been … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 7, 2012

With the holiday season upon us and the end of the year just around the corner, I thought I would take a moment to give you a quick update. Your union executive has been and will continue to talk and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 30, 2012

On November 26, 2012, your union executive met with Shaw management in our regular Joint Committee meeting.  This is a quarterly meeting in which we bring forward issues in the workplace and other concerns of our members. This was a  … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 6, 2012

The Guild and CBC management have agreed on a new form for employees applying for special leave. Our collective agreement provides for special leave in order for employees to deal with personal/family issues and emergencies. There have been disputes in … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 2, 2012

CMG has been in discussions with CBC management on the introduction in the workplace of smartphone technology (e.g., iPhones) to provide video and still pictures. New technologies are and will continue to be part of our rapidly changing industry and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 4, 2012

Watch for the new collective agreement document and details on your pension plans Here’s hoping that everyone had an enjoyable summer. With fall beginning, routines being re-established and the end of the year approaching, I wanted to take some time … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 21, 2012

This is a quick update on some things your CMG executive have been working on over the past few weeks: Challenging TVO’s “new direction” for tvoparents unit We have significant concerns about TVO’s planned “new direction” for the tvoparents unit. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 20, 2012

Friday at noon, a delegation from the Guild joined the picket line in front of Bell TV in North York to support workers fighting for a first contract. They delivered a $400 donation made by the Guild at Shaw. If … Read more »

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