Category : CWA Canada

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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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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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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