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We need to fill two positions on the CMG’s national executive

The Canadian Media Guild is looking for people to take a leadership role in the running of your union. We are now accepting nominations for two vacant positions on the Guild’s major decision-making body, the National Executive Committee:

– Director of Small Branches: the person must come from and be elected by members of branches with fewer than 200 members – Thomson Reuters, TVO, TFO, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, S-Vox, CW Television and Private Radio (CJRC). The Director will serve as the voice of smaller branches and will ensure their interests are represented on the NEC and at the union as a whole. The incumbent is responsible for fostering and maintaining communication among the small branches. This could include, for example, organizing meetings or caucuses where small branch delegates could discuss issues related to creating a dynamic union presence in the workplace, keeping activists active, sharing leadership roles, outreach & advocacy, communications and other issues related to the union. There is a high degree of flexibility in setting the priorities of the position.

– Director, Human Rights/Equity. All CMG members in good standing can run or vote for this position. The Director of Equity and Human Rights is the chair of the CMG’s Human Rights and Equity committee. In that role he/she shall promote the establishment and maintenance of workplaces free from discrimination on the basis of race, gender, disability, religious or political affiliation or activity, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, age or national origin. The director is also expected to focus attention on the CMG’s own workplace and structures.

We will accept nominations for these two positions until 5 pm ET on Monday, September 29. Elections will be held October 21-22. Once elected, the directors will serve to the end of the existing term, which is December 31, 2010.

It is possible to hold positions at the branch and national level simultaneously, but you can’t hold two positions at the same level.

If you’re interested in running, click here for a copy of the nomination form: http://www.cmg.ca/CMGnominationform.doc . It must be received at the Guild’s national office with original signatures by 5 pm ET on September 29. It’s best to fax (416-591-7278) or e-mail (elizabeth@cmg.ca) your completed form, call us at 1-800-465-4149 or 416-591-5333 to confirm receipt, and then send the original forms via mail or courier.

If you have any questions, please contact the chair of the Guild’s election committee, Keith Maskell at keith@cmg.ca.

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