February 7, 2014, 12:00 pm
Room 202, Robert Sutherland Hall, QUeen's University
138 Union Street
Senior Staff Representative and Lead Negotiator for the Canadian Media Guild.
Dan Oldfield is the Senior Staff Representative and lead negotiator for the Canadian Media Guild. The Guild represents about 6,000 media workers across Canada and is headquartered in Toronto.
The Guild negotiates collective agreements on behalf of producers, writers, reporters, camera operators, studio technicians and other technical workers as well as administrative employees. It currently has collective agreements with employers such as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Press, Thompson-Reuters Canada, TVOntario, tfo, the Aboriginal People’s Television Network, Zoomer Media, Shaw Media and Agence France Press.
As lead negotiator for the Guild Mr. Oldfield oversees and conducts collective bargaining at all units and manages the activities of representatives in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax and Vancouver. He has held his current position since 1991. Prior to that he was a political affairs reporter with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He began his career with CBC in 1973 and has worked in Toronto, the Yukon and Saskatchewan.