Review of bargaining unit structure of Radio-Canada: favourable decision from the CIRB

MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) today ruled in favour of CBC/Radio-Canada's application for review of the bargaining unit structure for employees working in the province of Quebec and the city of Moncton.

That structure, in place since 1995, consists of four bargaining units. The Corporation believes that, to succeed in today's highly competitive environment and properly meet audience expectations, the structure must be streamlined.

What comes next

  • CBC/Radio-Canada and the four existing bargaining units now have 90 days to come to an agreement on creation of the new union structure. 
  • If the parties reach agreement, the CIRB may determine that the proposed structure is appropriate and rule accordingly. If an agreement cannot be reached, the CIRB will summon all parties involved and hear their arguments for the desired structure. At the conclusion of those arguments, the CIRB will rule on the new union structure. 
  • Whether subsequent to an agreement reached by the parties or a CIRB decision on the new union structure, unionized employees will vote on which bargaining unit(s) will represent them within the new structure.

For more information, see our comprehensive backgrounder on the subject at:


SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

For further information: Marc Pichette, Director, Public Relations, Promotions and Partnerships, Radio-Canada, 514-597-4140


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