CIRB decision on new Radio-Canada union structure

May 15, 2015

The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) ruled today that the new French Services union structure will comprise two bargaining units. One of these units will represent members of CUPE 675, STARF-CUPE 5757 and the SCRC, while the other will represent Association des réalisateurs (AR) members.

Next steps following the decision on the new structure:

  1. June 15, 2015: Radio-Canada and the unions have until this date to file an application for reconsideration or suspension with the CIRB, or an application for judicial review with the Federal Court of Appeal. Filing such applications does not suspend the operation of the original decision.
  2. Employees will be asked shortly to vote electronically to choose the new bargaining unit that will represent them. Voting will be overseen by the CIRB.
  3. Post-vote: Negotiations between Radio-Canada and the new bargaining unit will begin.

For more information, see our comprehensive backgrounder. The content will be updated soon.

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