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2019.08.13   An independent committee has ordered an unprecedented re-run of the election for president of The NewsGuild (TNG), in which all CWA Canada members were eligible to vote. TNG-CWA’s Sector Election and Referendum Committee (SERC), following an exhaustive investigation, determined that the Canadian Media Guild (CMG), contrary to its constitutional obligations, had “provided deeply flawed and unreliable membership information” …

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Facing Gannett, GateHouse Merger, NewsGuild Renews Commitment to Save Local News  

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Source: business.financialpost.com Its debt has had some positive effects, in that it has spurred digital transformation in the company: CEO read entire story

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Source: The NewsGuild NewsGuild Wins Prestigious President’s ‘Hat’ Award for Organizing at CWA Convention

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SERC DECISION REGARDING ELECTION CHALLENGES TO 2019 ELECTION FOR GUILD PRESIDENT August 12, 2019 Introduction On May 16, 2019, the TNG-CWA Sector Election and Referendum Committee [SERC] certified the results of the 2019 referendum election and declared Bernie Lunzer duly elected as President of The NewsGuild-CWA. The certified election results showed 1,282 votes for Lunzer and 1,021 for Jon Schleuss. …

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This is a national election year for CWA Canada and the nomination period is now open for two senior leadership positions. All members are eligible to run for office or nominate someone as a candidate for President and/or Vice-President, the posts currently held by Martin O’Hanlon and Lois Kirkup, respectively. The deadline for submitting nominations is noon ET on Thursday, …

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Source: newsguild.org May 2, 2019 – On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, The NewsGuild-CWA will warn of the danger to local news coverage in communities across the United States and urge Gannett shareholders to reject a looming hostile takeover bid by Alden Global Capital, a New York hedge fund. Alden, reviled as a “destroyer of newspapers,” owns Digital First …

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From left: CWA Canada President Martin O'Hanlon joined members Mike Blanchfield (Canadian Press), Nathalie Bastien (CBC), Angie Bonenfant (CBC), and Kristy Kirkup (CP), at a luncheon held by the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

On this day, we commit to continuing the fight to protect freedom of the press in the face of a growing threat around the globe. We’ve long watched countries such as Saudi Arabia, China, Iran and Cuba strictly limit what journalists can report. But in recent years, we’ve seen the rise of demagogues and ultra-conservative parties in formerly progressive countries …

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  Delegates hear about fight for quality journalism, strong unions Delegates from locals across the country gathered in Windsor last weekend for the annual meeting of the National Representative Council, the governing body of CWA Canada. President Martin O’Hanlon said the overriding theme this year was that the media union would continue to fight for quality jobs, quality journalism and …

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Written on Feb, 28, 2019 by in , , | Leave a comment

An activist with a new Local has emerged as challenger for leadership of The NewsGuild (TNG) that will be decided in a spring election in which all members of CWA Canada are eligible to vote. Jon Schleuss, 31, is running against President Bernie Lunzer, 61, who has held the position since 2008. TNG, a sector of the Communications Workers of …

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