Category : CWA Canada

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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Written on Jan, 26, 2019 by in , | Leave a comment

CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon tells the NewsGuild-CWA Sector Conference that 2019 will be a two-front war for quality journalism and press freedom.  An upsurge in union organizing among journalists and other news industry employees will be the focus of a panel discussion and a question-and-answer session at The NewsGuild-CWA Sector Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26. Video of the session …

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Written on Jan, 25, 2019 by in , | Leave a comment

An upsurge in union organizing among journalists and other news industry employees will be the focus of a panel discussion and a question-and-answer session at The NewsGuild-CWA Sector Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26. Video of the session will be aired at about 4 p.m. on Facebook.

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

Jan. 10, 2019 Media union CWA Canada, which represents staff at several Postmedia newspapers, welcomes the announcement that Paul Godfrey is stepping down as CEO of Postmedia. “It’s just a shame it didn’t happen years ago,” CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon said. “It is not hyperbole to say that Godfrey has been a disaster for the newspaper industry in this country.” “Godfrey has presided over the …

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

Jan. 2, 2019 A New Year’s Message from CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon Dear fellow CWA Canada members,I hope you had a relaxing holiday season, and a big thank you to everyone who has helped us fight the good fight for quality jobs and quality journalism, whether as a union leader or activist, or just doing something for the cause. While …

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

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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Written on Mar, 23, 2018 by in , | Leave a comment

    Statement by CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon on a judge ordering Radio-Canada journalist Marie-Maude Denis to reveal her sources “It’s frustrating that this sort of thing continues to happen, especially with the passage of federal legislation last year recognizing the right of journalists to protect their sources. The media is not, nor should it ever be, an arm …

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