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CMG to extend boycott MBS Radio campaign outside of Saint John

Striking radio employees will be announcing details of an expanded boycott campaign across the Maritimes against their employer, MBS Radio (Maritime Broadcasting System), at a news conference in Halifax, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 11:30 a.m., at The Cambridge Suites Hotel, 1583 Brunswick St. in Halifax, NS

In the spring of 2011, seven on-air and support staff at the three MBS Radio stations in Saint John, NB (K-100, 93 CFBC and 98.9 Big John FM) joined the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and began to seek their first collective agreement to address concerns over wages – no across-the-board wage increase in 12 years and most of the employees earn little more than minimum wage, particularly when unpaid overtime work is factored in – and treatment at their workplace.

Over a year later, gaining no progress at the bargaining table and during federal conciliation, they voted to strike, walking off the job on June 25, 2012. Since then, several rounds of talks facilitated by a federal mediator have produced no significant headway on the major issues.

Gerry Whelan – CMG Staff Representative – (902) 471-6070
Gary Stackhouse – President, CMG at MBS Saint John: (506) 645-0750


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