This page is intended to help freelance journalists at the CBC learn more about the collective agreement between cmG and CBC and how to navigate the different categories. However, before going any further, please recognize that each time you enter into a freelance contract with the CBC under the CMG/CBC collective agreement, you pay 1.55% of your gross payment in union fees. This means that you have the right to become a member of the Canadian Media Guild, that you are protected by certain sections of the collective agreement, and that you have access to the same voting rights and benefits as all members of the CMG Freelance Branch. We recommend that you “claim your membership.” Go to this website to do it. If the form appears in the drop-down menu for employers, select Freelance – CBC/Radio-Canada. The proposed agreement also provides for an increase in professional development credits for each of the regional training centres and the Provincial Acadian School Board, the Province`s Francophone School Board. The agreement on which teachers must vote does not contain questions about the retirement plan. The government and the union agreed to address this issue outside the collective agreement through the establishment of a three-member expert panel. “For more than 50 years, it`s been 10%,” union negotiator Wally Fiander said in the video.
Once the printing process is complete, the hardcopys of the agreement will be sent in both languages to all sites. Unlike previous cases, the union`s board of directors does not make a recommendation to members on the proposal. In the last round of contract negotiations, the province and the executive concluded three interim agreements, all of which were recommended for membership. They were all rejected. The interim agreement was reached last Friday after a two-day round of negotiations. A total of 26 days of negotiations were put to the provisional agreement. Teachers have been out of contract since July 31, 2019. Each time you enter into a freelance contract with CBC under the CMG/CBC collective agreement, you pay 1.55% of your gross payment in union fees. This means that you have the right to become a member of the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Bran and that you are protected by certain sections of the collective agreement. The Canadian Freelance Guild does not represent CBC freelancers, and there are some benefits that CFG cannot currently extend to CBC freelancers.
You may be a member of both unions, but if you are executing professional contracts for the CBC, we advise you to “claim your membership.” Go to this website to do it. If the form appears in the drop-down menu for employers, select Freelance – CBC/Radio-Canada.