It has come to our attention that the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) has posted a statement on its website regarding its negotiations with TVO Media Education Group.
The following is a statement by Julia Vrabec, TVO’s Vice President, People and Culture.
“TVO is currently in collective bargaining with CMG. We will continue to bargain in good faith with the objective of reaching a fair collective agreement. Of course, the union has every right to seek a strike mandate as part of this bargaining process. However, it is highly misleading and just plain wrong to suggest that TVO has reduced (or plans to reduce) its commitment to journalism. In fact, that commitment has grown dramatically in the past few years – including new podcasts, video series, live events, new beats, The Thread with Nam Kiwanuka, among other initiatives – and is clearly embedded in our strategic plan. In addition, we continue to provide our full commitment to The Agenda with Steve Paikin and our award-winning documentaries. As is appropriate in situations such as this, we will confine our future comments to the negotiating table.”
Vice President, People and Culture
Media contact: Sean Minogue, TVO email@example.com