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CBC, Canadian Media Guild reach memorandum of agreement

03-Oct-05 02:06 pm EDT Leave a comment Go to comments



CBC News: 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…


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  1. Robert
    04-Oct-05 02:38 pm EDT at 02:38 pm EDT

    I can\’t wait to see how Air Farce, and even Bob McDonald at Quirks and Quarks, tells off Rabinovitch when they return to air next week. And boy, would I love to see Peter Mansbridge flip the bird in prime time, too!


  2. Nathan
    04-Oct-05 08:41 am EDT at 08:41 am EDT

    the strike most likely served as a very effective means for the head of cbc to avoid running a deficit.


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