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Source: cwacanada.ca Leaders of CWA Canada and Unifor Locals at five newspapers that are bargaining new contracts with Postmedia have vowed to stand united against the company’s concession proposals. Postmedia wants unionized employees to accept draconian measures it imposed earlier this year on non-union staff. The company wants to freeze the Postmedia defined-benefit pension plan, slash its pension contribution to 3.0 …

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Source: poynter.org Two decades ago, I wrote a critical essay titled “Goodbye Copy Desks, Hello Trouble.”What prompted that Newspaper Research Journal piece was a brief experiment in eliminating free-standing copy desks – an approach taken in the mid-’90s by a few regional newspapers. Those papers thought that moving copy editors onto reporting or production teams would solve some long-standing problems and, …

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Source:newsguild.org Members of the NewsGuild-CWA marked World Press Freedom Day on May 3 by launching a campaign to protect the Right to Report. The union is asking all those who treasure freedom of the press to sign a petition and join the fight to protect this cherished right. Press Freedom Day has special significance for Americans this year, because of …

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Source: https://cwacanada.ca/ OTTAWA  – CWA Canada, the country’s only all-media union, is calling on the federal government to ensure that any subsidies for newspapers go to creating journalism jobs, not to executive bonuses or hedge fund lenders. Today, News Media Canada, which represents the country’s print media industry, released a proposal calling for the creation of a government-financed Canadian Journalism Fund. …

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Source:https://cwacanada.ca/ Many years of advocating for a CBC board of directors that’s free of partisan political appointments has paid off for CWA Canada’s largest Local, the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and its allies. Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announced today the creation of an independent advisory committee, whose members are experts drawn from the media industry, to provide a list of …

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This is my job. This is what I’m supposed to do.’ Source http://www.newsguild.org/ Updated May 19, 2017  to include letters of protest. May 10, 2017 – “The NewsGuild-CWA condemns the arrest of radio reporter Dan Heyman on May 9, 2017,” said President Bernie Lunzer. “This is a chilling attack on the right to report. Every journalist across the country should take …

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Source: newsguild.org This is my job. This is what I’m supposed to do.’ May 10, 2017 – “The NewsGuild-CWA condemns the arrest of radio reporter Dan Heyman on May 9, 2017,” said President Bernie Lunzer. “This is a chilling attack on the right to report. Every journalist across the country should take notice.” The arrest is part of a pattern of …

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Source – The Times Colonist Three Times Colonist reporters have been nominated for a National Newspaper Award for their five-day series on the fentanyl overdose crisis in Greater Victoria. Sarah Petrescu, Katie DeRosa and Louise Dickson were nominated in the project category in the annual awards that recognize excellence in Canadian journalism. The B.C. Coroners Service has reported that overdoses …

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The 2015-2019 has finally been added to the web site under the documents tab. Click here to read it

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