Category : CWA Canada

Written on Mar, 31, 2022 by in | Leave a comment

Register for the 4th Annual Arnold Amber Memorial Lecture featuring Steven Greenhouse, moderated by Sara Mojtehedzadeh click here https://mailchi.mp/b1d0c6e18321/amber-lecture?e=33b8df825f  

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Written on Oct, 15, 2021 by in , | Leave a comment

Dear CWA Canada members, Journalism is a pillar of democracy. If journalists feel threatened doing their jobs, important stories may go untold, and democracy is undermined. In recent days, many Canadian journalists, including CWA Canada members, have been receiving vile sexist and racist comments and threats, often through social media. Women and people of colour, in particular, have been targeted. This …

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Written on Mar, 22, 2021 by in , | Leave a comment

March 18, 2021 Dear Local leaders, Please join us for this year’s Arnold Amber Memorial Lecture (virtual) featuring author and union organizer Jane McAlevey. And please share this information with your members. Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arnold-amber-memorial-lecture-featuring-jane-mcalevey-tickets-142171668287 In solidarity, Martin Martin O’Hanlon President, CWA Canada The Media Union

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Written on Sep, 04, 2020 by in , | Leave a comment

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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Written on May, 04, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

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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Written on Apr, 29, 2020 by in , | Leave a comment

Application for Dave Rogers Memorial Scholarship 2020  

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Written on Apr, 29, 2020 by in , | Leave a comment

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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Written on Dec, 11, 2019 by in , , | Leave a comment

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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Written on May, 03, 2019 by in , | Leave a comment
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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Written on May, 03, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

  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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