Saturday, December 13, 2008

Canadian Media Guild and CBC Reach Tentative Agreement

All I can say is I'm shocked, I was sure that this was going to be a long process and that it was going to be ugly, but there appears to be a tentative deal between the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) that takes them through 2014 and avoids a 2009 lockout.

Reposted (in full) from insidethecbc:
The CBC and the Canadian Media Guild have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year deal after seven weeks of negotiations. The deal was signed this afternoon. It is subject to a ratification vote by guild members.

If ratified, the deal would come into effect on January 1st, 2009 and last until 2014.
The details are a bit thin at this point, but here are the highlights:
Wage increases of 1.5 per cent each year;
Improvements in maternity/paternity benefits;
Improved benefits for bereavement leave and layoffs.

There are obviously way more details on the deal, and I’ll post them as I get them.

Follow on insidethecbc and/or Teamakers.

1 comment:

Dwight Williams said...

With enough good luck, I hope this turns out to be a very pleasant shock indeed. We certainly didn't need a replay of 2005, as good as it was for building a sense of community between the CMG membership and people like me in the public at large.

On second thought...wait a minute.

Looking at that last half of sentence # 2...that part of the consequences '05 could stand some ongoing work to preserve. It's already underway to some extent, I believe, even if not under the CMG's auspices.