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Written on Oct, 25, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: nationalobserver.com So how long can Postmedia, Canada’s largest newspaper chain, stay afloat? A sign of the company’s fiscal crisis came in September when unionized journalists and sales staff at the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun voted 32 to 24 to accept a Postmedia contract that reduces sick pay, dental and other health benefits. The company had threatened to lock …

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H.G. WATSON | J-Source [~] Over the last 10 years, the number of media outlets in Canada has dwindled — and not enough new media outlets have sprung up to replace them. According to data collected by the Local News Research Project, using their crowdsourced Local News Map, over 250 Canadian news outlets have closed from 2008 to Oct. 1, …

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Source: cwacanada.ca Claim says hundreds hired improperly, denied pay, benefits TORONTO — The Canadian Media Guild / CWA Canada is welcoming a $35-million class actionfiled by law firm Cavalluzzo on behalf of hundreds of reality and factual TV workers who have worked at Cineflix, which produces such TV shows as Property Brothers and Mayday. The legal action follows a five-year campaign by …

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Written on Aug, 01, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: cwacanada.ca OTTAWA – CWA Canada, the country’s only all-media union, is calling on the federal government to take action to block the latest destructive cuts at Postmedia. The company announced today that it is closing six newspapers in Ontario and Alberta, killing the print editions of three more, and cutting yet more staff to reduce its salary costs by 10 …

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Source 2018.07.04 | CWA CANADA LOCAL 30213 – CANADIAN MEDIA GUILD As part of a new agreement between the two organizations, CMG Freelance members are now able to access the National NewsMedia Council’s pre-publication support and ethics advice. CMG Freelance, a branch of the Canadian Media Guild (CWA Canada Local 30213), has arranged for the NNC to offer consulting and …

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Written on Jun, 06, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

The first Arnold Amber Memorial Lecture, presented by the Centre for Labour Management Relations at Ryerson University, and sponsored by CWA Canada, celebrated the life and legacy of the longtime advocate of the right and fair. Buzz Hargrove (right of poster) delivered the keynote address, followed by tributes from (left of poster) Lise Lareau, a former president of the Canadian …

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Source: cwacanada.ca VICE Media’s legal fight with the RCMP over a journalist’s right to protect sources goes before the Supreme Court of Canada today. Standing alongside VICE will be CWA Canada, the only union in a coalition of news outlets and journalist organizations that has been granted intervener status in the case. A production order issued by the Mounties against VICE …

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Source: cwacanada.ca OTTAWA / TORONTO / MONTREAL  – The union that represents staff at VICE Canada is outraged at an attempt by right-wing radicals to intimidate journalists at the news organization’s office in Montreal and calls for police to take action. CWA Canada and its biggest Local, the Canadian Media Guild (CMG), strongly condemn the action as an attack on freedom …

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Written on Jun, 06, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: editorandpublisher.com/ After a series of management shake-ups and unpopular policies, the Los Angeles Timesmade history in January when its newsroom voted 248-44 to unionize. It was the first time in the organization’s 136 years of operation. So, why now? Sally Davidow, communications director at the NewsGuild-CWA (who helped the Times organize), said the environment is changing in favor of unions …

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