There are no formal contract talks going on between the Canadian Media Guild and CBC management. However, the Guild’s chief negotiator, Dan Oldfield, is in daily contact with his counterpart from management, Stephen Satchel.
On Tuesday August 16, federal mediators attempted to get the two sides together. But the Guild was told by the mediators that the management team said it was sticking to its position and that it was not yet time to resume negotiations.
In light of the Corporation’s response, we decided it was important to allow the members of our committee from outside Toronto to return home. They have been away from their families for weeks. However, six members of the Guild’s bargaining committee are in the Toronto area, including Dan Oldfield and CBC branch president Arnold Amber. They are available and willing to go back to the table anytime management decides it is ready to negotiate.
For more information, get in touch with the Guild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 416-591-5333 or 1-800-465-4149.
Update published at 4pm.