As you know from the Joint Communication regarding the Job Strategy Working Group, the Corporation and CMG has concluded the Job Strategy Working Group by revising the Associate Producer salary band from band 7 up to band 8, and by making revisions to the 7 job descriptions:
- Reporter / Editor
- Associate Producer
- Video Producer
- Media Technician (Formerly Broadcast Technician)
- Senior Communications and Marketing Specialist (Formerly Senior Communications Officer)
- Senior Designer
- User Technology Support Specialist (Formerly Desktop Support Specialist)
The only revision that resulted in an adjustment to the subfactor scores such that the salary band was impacted was for Associate Producers. For the other 6 Job Classes, the Group, consisting of both Union representatives and representatives of management, determined through the Job Evaluation process that the changes to the Job Description did not impact the subfactor ratings in a way that resulted in a change to the salary band.
If you are classified in any of the above 7 Job Classes, it would be worth reviewing your new job description, and if there are any changes that you think impact your work, it would be worth raising this with your manager.
If you are classified in any of the above Job Classes, and you feel your work is not properly captured by the job description and band level, you still can request reclassification through your manager. It is helpful to have a clear idea about what is not captured by your current classification and a clear idea of what Job Class fits your work best. You can find information about the Job Classes here and here. You can also request assistance from your CMG Staff Rep.
Although the Job Strategy Working Group has concluded its work, there are some matters in dispute that have been referred to Arbitration and are ongoing. They are:
- The retroactive effective date for the change to APs from band 7 to band 8.
- CBC takes the position it should be July 5, 2022 (the date the parties finalized the agreement to the subfactor rating change at the Committee). The CMG takes the position it should be November 25, 2020 – the date the Union first proposed the subfactor rating change.
- The Union requests a finding that there should be a new Job Class at band 10 for “investigative APs” who are not properly classified at band 8 AP.
- The Union requests a finding that there should be a new Job Class at band 10 for Reporters assigned to “beats”, including, but not limited to, court reporting and municipal reporting, as this work is not properly classified at band 8 Reporter/ Editor.
- In connection to the above 2 new Job Classes, the Union has submitted a number of individual requests for reclassification from band 8 to band 10.
We will update you once there are any development in the Arbitration process regarding these above matters.