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Join a Guild committee at CBC

Get involved on a national committee of the Guild at CBC! Much of the work happens by conference call; sometimes there are in-person meetings, usually in Toronto. Committee members get paid time off from work to attend joint meetings with management and travel costs for members outside Toronto are covered. **Note that if you already sit on one of the committees, you need to apply again if you want to stay on.**

Click here to apply to join any of the committees described below:

National grievance committee: handles grievances referred to the national level.

Employee assistance program national board: sets policies and budget for national program and helps local committees meet national standards. You need an endorsement from a local EAP committee member to apply for this committee.

Employment equity committee: works with management to develop, implement and review the employment equity plan required under law.

Pay equity committee: mandated under the collective agreement to address disparities in remuneration between men and women

National joint committee: meets regularly with management to deal with workplace issues that are national in scope and works to maintain the relationship between the Guild and management.

Consultative Committee on Staff Benefits: oversees the CBC’s benefit and insurance plans and makes recommendations on the pension plan.

National joint employment planning committee: deals with downsizing, including the layoff and recall procedure.

National joint training committee: where we discuss members’ training and development needs with management.

Performance management and staff development: guides this joint union-management program.

Health and safety committee: develops and monitors health and safety programs as well as prevention of workplace hazards.

Broadcast Technology Career Structure Exam Committee: joint committee responsible for the composition and updating of the career structure exams, and administration of the exam process in compliance with the collective agreement.

By-law and policy committee: a Guild committee responsible for the review and upkeep of the Branch bylaws and ensuring that they conform to the CMG and CWA-SCA Canada bylaws and constitutions.

Education and mobilization: a Guild committee to inform members about the union and their rights and campaigns to get them more active in the day-to-day life of their union.

Click here for more details on the committees. Click here to review the branch policy on committees.

The deadline for applications is 5 pm ET on Friday January 24. The Guild executive at CBC will make the final selection of members of each committee, based on the content of the applications. Please submit a separate application for each committee you would like to join using our online application form.

If you are not selected for a committee at this time, your application will be kept on file for future vacancies and sub-committee work. Your union needs you! Thanks to all who participate in Guild committees.

For more information, contact CBC branch president Marc-Philippe Laurin at mplaurin@sympatico.ca .

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