Category : CWA Canada

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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Written on Dec, 15, 2017 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: cwacanada.ca CWA Canada and its largest Local are going to bat for member Richard Zussman, who was fired by the CBC for allegedly breaching rules governing activities outside of work. The Canadian Media Guild (CMG ), which represents thousands of employees at the public broadcaster, has taken the case to arbitration and is seeking a ruling from labour mediator Vince …

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Written on Sep, 05, 2017 by in , , | Leave a comment

Source: cwacanada.ca Arnold Amber, a proud, passionate union leader, respected journalist, and fierce defender of free expression, died on Labour Day in a Toronto hospital with family at his bedside. He was 77. Amber, director of TNG Canada from the time it was created in 1995 until he retired in 2011, shepherded its evolution into CWA Canada, the country’s only …

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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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Written on Jul, 10, 2017 by in , | Leave a comment

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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The Halifax Typographical Union and The Chronicle Herald have both withdrawn unfair labour practice complaints related to the year-long work stoppage at the newspaper. The union that represents 55 striking newsroom workers withdrew its complaint today after the Herald agreed to back away from its bad faith bargaining positions. “With the Herald changing its position, we have gained everything that we had …

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