TORONTO, Dec. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The strikers at MBS Radio in Saint John,
New Brunswick, are preparing to spend their second Christmas on the
picket line. Christmas Day marks 18 months that the strikers have been
on the street trying to bargain a fair wage and first collective
agreement with Robert Pace, owner of Maritime Broadcasting Systems
(MBS) and vice-chair of Canadian National Railways.
Mr. Pace is a well-connected businessman who operates a chain of radio
stations across the Maritimes. The strikers want the public to be aware
of what they earn compared with Mr. Pace, who enjoys a patronage
appointment to Canadian National Railways, sits on numerous other
boards throughout the country, and takes in significant MBS earnings.
The Canadian Media Guild, the union representing the strikers, has asked
the federal labour board for help to resolve the strike. The salary
increases that the strikers are seeking would be the first in over a
decade and represent a small portion of Pace's income.
Image with caption: "Radio strikers reject lump of coal from Canadian business tycoon Robert Pace (CNW Group/Canadian Media Guild)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131223_C6349_PHOTO_EN_35226.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Media Guild
For further information:
For more information, please contact Gary Stackhouse, president of the CMG at MBS Radio in Saint John, NB.