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Reminder: Beirne Foundation Scholarship Application for 2021-2022 Now Available  The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation will award 16 partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years for the 2021-2022 academic year. CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren are eligible for the scholarships, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members. Applications are available only online at the Foundation’s website. …

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Sept. 4, 2020 Dear fellow CWA Canada members, For the first time in memory, we will not be marching this Labour Day. But we will not be silent. As we mourn our fellow media workers and the many others who have lost their lives due to the pandemic, we will pay tribute to those who continue to provide vital news …

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May 27, 2020 The Right Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Dear Prime Minister, I am writing on behalf of CWA Canada and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) to urge the federal government to make digital companies such as Facebook and Google share advertising revenue with Canadian content providers. These two companies control over 80 per cent of …

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May 3, 2020 We mark World Press Freedom Day this year in the most unusual of circumstances: a worldwide pandemic has killed hundreds of thousands of people, crippled economies, and challenged democracies. We must start by mourning the media workers who have lost their lives due to COVID-19 and paying tribute to those who continue to provide vital news and …

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Application for Dave Rogers Memorial Scholarship 2020  

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2020.04.28 Postmedia pay cut would be ‘tough sell’ for unions Leaders of CWA Canada Locals at newspapers in three provinces will hold a conference call tonight to decide their response to Postmedia’s moves to cut labour costs during the public health crisis. The company announced today that it will lay off 50 sales people, temporarily cut pay for employees, and …

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Many of the country’s newspapers were pulled back from the brink with today’s announcement that federal wage subsidies will be extended to all businesses regardless of size. CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon had on Friday issued an urgent appeal to Ottawa to provide immediate financial aid to the news industry. He asked that publishers be eligible for the same measures …

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A Letter to Members – COVID-19 Download letter here

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Challenger Jon Schleuss has won The NewsGuild-CWA election, unseating incumbent Bernie Lunzer to claim the presidency. The unofficial tally Tuesday showed Schleuss, a Los Angeles Times graphics and data journalist, with 1,979 (56.7%) votes and 1,514 (43.3%) for Lunzer. Schleuss, whose four-year term begins immediately, ran on a platform to reform and modernize the 87-year-old union. “We now have a …

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