HALIFAX, Oct. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - In support of striking workers at MBS Radio in Saint John, New Brunswick, Halifax area trade unionists will picket MBS headquarters, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23 and on Wednesday, October 24. Canadian Media Guild members and their supporters are holding this information picket on the employer's doorstep to draw attention to their demands for fairness and equity.
MBS Radio is owned by Halifax lawyer Robert Pace. The employees, who work on-air and in support roles at K-100, Big John FM and CFBC in Saint John have been on strike since June 25 to fight for a first collective agreement.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Maritime Broadcaster Headquarters
5121 Sackville Street, Halifax, NS
"We've been pounding the pavement for four months in Saint John with no sign that our employer is ready to negotiate fairly with us," says Gary Stackhouse, president of the Guild at MBS Radio in Saint John. "We've received amazing support from listeners and advertisers in Saint John who have stood with us as we fight for a fair deal and quality local radio. We have decided to come to Mr. Pace's home turf to try to get his attention and to inform people in Halifax and across the Atlantic about our struggle."
"CMG members in Halifax and across the country are standing with our MBS colleagues and we are proud of their courage to stand up for their rights," says Gerry Whelan, staff representative for the Canadian Media Guild. "We are also very grateful for the support we are receiving from other unions, workers, advertisers and the community."
The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) is a democratic trade union representing 6,000 workers in the Canadian media. Our members are the announcers, hosts and reporters you see, hear and read on the radio, TV and online. Guild members also determine and create the content of the programs themselves. They are administrative support staff, information technology professionals, camera operators, photographers, and customer service representatives. We believe that Canadians will have access to higher-quality information and entertainment if the people creating it have stable and fair employment conditions. www.cmg.ca.
SOURCE: Canadian Media Guild
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