Freelance at the CBC? You may be eligible to vote on the new collective agreement.

CMG-CBC agreement – Freelance workers eligible to vote

From Tuesday, March 26 to Thursday, March 28, Canadian Media Guild (CMG) members working at CBC/Radio-Canada will have the opportunity to vote on the tentative agreement reached between our union and the Corporation. The vote will take place online using our electronic voting system.

In order to vote, freelance members must have been paid for at least 13 occasions in the past 12 months or made at least $10,000 in freelance income in the past 12 months. An ‘occasion’ would be any time a payment was made on a freelance specific services or freelance contributor or technical freelancer contract.

Independent members of the CMG Freelance Branch are not eligible to vote on the tentative agreement

Voting process

The vote will take place online using our electronic voting system.

You will need your 9-digit CMG member number in order to vote. CMG member numbers are different than CBC employee numbers.

If you don’t have your CMG number or have misplaced it, please contact and it will be provided to you.

Members will vote on the following question:
Do you ratify the tentative agreement between the Canadian Media Guild and CBC/Radio-Canada?

The online ballot box will open on Tuesday, March 26 and close on Thursday, March 28.

Here are the voting hours, by time zone:
Newfoundland – Tuesday 10:30 a.m. to Friday until 1:30 a.m. NDT
Atlantic – Tuesday 10 a.m. to Friday until 1 a.m. ADT
Eastern – Tuesday 9 a.m. to Friday until 12 a.m. EDT
Central – Tuesday 8 a.m. to Thursday until 11 p.m. CDT
Mountain – Tuesday 7 a.m. to Thursday until 10 p.m. MDT
Pacific – Tuesday 6 a.m. to Thursday until 9 p.m. PDT

We expect to announce the result on Friday, March 29. For more information, please read the explainer document provided by CMG which mentions the highlights affecting freelancers on page 14.

Posted on March 25, 2019 at 4:43 pm by editor · · Tagged with: , , ,

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