CBC, Canadian Media Guild reach memorandum of agreement
And this can’t be said with enough emphasis: FINALLY!!!!
Why in God’s name it would take 7 weeks for the union to reach an agreement is beyond me. And how did it all end up for the journalists in the media guild? Let’s see the scorecard:
- Wanted job security: Failed to obtain. There is nothing in the new collective agreement explicitly addressing concerns about job security from what I saw.
- Wanted elimination of "contract/outsourced" jobs: Failed to obtain – got limits on number of contract job positions totalling 90 per year
- Wanted current pay rate back-indexed: Failed to obtain – are getting 3% annual increases, which was in the original offer tabled by CBC management.
Yes, another strike which failed to serve the interests of employees, and yet another collective agreement that could have likely been reached without job-action. Ah well…