Category : CWA Canada

Written on Sep, 23, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Dear fellow CWA Canada members, We’re less than a month away from the federal election – an election that will be pivotal to us and to our families as working people and as Canadians. It is vital that we all understand the issues in this campaign so that we can make informed choices. Do we want a government that supports workers, decent …

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Written on Aug, 18, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment

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Written on May, 27, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: cwa-scacanada.ca CWA Canada is moving aggressively to open up a second front in North America in an all-out battle to stop the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership from being adopted in this country. The union has hired former CBC foreign correspondent Bill Gillespie to help co-ordinate a campaign that will see the Trade Justice Network — a coalition of progressive groups concerned about fair …

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Written on Apr, 20, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment

Nominations for president and vice-president of CWA/SCA Canada closed Thursday, April 16, with only two nominations received by the National Elections Committee. As a result, we declare Martin O’Hanlon returned as President and Lois Kirkup as Vice-president, by acclamation. National Election Committee, CWA/SCA Canada

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Written on Jan, 05, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

By Martin O’Hanlon President, CWA/SCA Canada Making New Year’s predictions is risky business. Last January, I predicted the worst would be over for newspapers in 2014 and things would start to improve. Well, I may have been half right. The last year, like the last decade, was not kind to the media industry. We saw more deep and damaging cuts …

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Written on Jan, 08, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

By Martin O’Hanlon CWA Canada Director I’m going to make a bold prediction for 2014: the tide will finally begin to turn. It will turn for newspapers, which have been through the worst and will begin to see revenues climb again. It will turn for the Harper government (it already has really) which has been attacking labour, the CBC, and …

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Written on Jan, 16, 2013 by in , , | Leave a comment

The striking Saint John seven announced today they are expanding their fight for a fair deal with their employer, Halifax-based Maritime Broadcasting System. They are asking listeners and advertisers of the Halifax MBS Radio stations, FX 101.9 and HAL-FM, to boycott the stations until the strikers reach a deal with the company. Click link to read the entire story    

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Here are the voting results from the  Victoria Joint Council of Newspaper Unions: TNG-CWA Guild              96% in favour of tentative agreement. TNG-CWA Mailers          92% in favour of tentative agreement. CEP Compositors             86% in favour of tentative agreement. CEP Pressmen                   73% in favour …

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Written on Mar, 14, 2012 by in , , | Leave a comment

CWA Canada is calling on members to help fight passage through Parliament of a private member’s bill that would introduce onerous reporting rules for unions that are not required of other dues-deducting organizations. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) says Bill C-377 in its current form would be the “most costly and discriminatory bill faced by the labour movement” in this …

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Written on Feb, 22, 2012 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: cwa-scacanada.ca Newsroom employees at The Chronicle Herald in Halifax today voted 94.6 per cent in favour of ratifying a new contract. The four-year agreement includes annual wage increases of two per cent for the 84-member bargaining unit of the Halifax Typographical Union. “I think this agreement is fair and reasonable and, from today’s ratification vote, it is clear the …

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