After walking off the job in late August, employees at Ontario’s public broadcaster will be going back to work Monday, according to a press release issued Sunday evening by TVO.
TVO’s employees, who are represented by the Canadian Media Guild (CMG), voted to accept TVO’s offer over the weekend. The accepted offer includes a wage increase of 7.7 per cent over three years.
The 11-week strike began on Aug. 21. Meredith Martin, TVO’s branch president with the CMG, said the strike was one of the hardest things she’s ever done in a post on social media.
“Although we didn’t get the wage gains we were hoping for I’m incredibly proud of all we accomplished and I think TVO will be a fundamentally better place to work going forward,” Martin said on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The wage increase includes a three per cent increase in year one, a 2.75 per cent increase in year two and 1.75 per cent increase in the final year, according to TVO.
CMG represents around 70 journalists, producers and education workers at the Ontario organization.