Radio, television and internet broadcasting is a critical element of Canadian culture and a key player in the country’s news industry.
Merged Corus-Shaw workers vote to join Media Guild - There’s great news out of Corus Entertainment where a majority of 49 employees in three departments have chosen to join the Canadian Media Guild / CWA Canada. The Canada Industrial Relations Board today confirmed the result of voting that took place last week. The board had decided to conduct the vote in the wake of non-unionized Corus buying Shaw Media and the merger of the two workforces in the fall. Workers at Shaw were already members of the CMG. The employees, 17 of them formerly with Shaw, who work in television master control, broadcast technology and INR at Corus’s Toronto headquarters, will form a new bargaining unit. Kamala Rao, president of CMG, welcomed the new members and congratulated them for their “hard work and courage in organizing to collectively improve their working conditions and to have a greater say in their workplace.” She assured them that “our union will be positive both for workers and for Corus Entertainment, one of the country’s leading media companies.” Related 2017.02.01 | Setting the record straight at Corus Facebook | CMG @ Corus CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon congratulated the members and the CMG. “This is about workers having a say in their workplace [...] Broadcasting - Radio, television and internet broadcasting is a critical element of Canadian culture and a key player in the country's news industry.
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