Category : CWA

Written on Oct, 30, 2019 by in , | Leave a comment

please follow this link to view the NewsGuild-CWA Presidential Candidates’ Debate View on VIMEO

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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 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 May, 19, 2017 by in , , | Leave a comment

Source: newsguild.org This is my job. This is what I’m supposed to do.’ May 10, 2017 – “The NewsGuild-CWA condemns the arrest of radio reporter Dan Heyman on May 9, 2017,” said President Bernie Lunzer. “This is a chilling attack on the right to report. Every journalist across the country should take notice.” The arrest is part of a pattern of …

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Written on Jul, 08, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

Two CWA Canada Locals have ratified new contracts that contain salary increases for workers at news operations in Ottawa and Medicine Hat, Alta. CTV Ottawa unit members of the Ottawa Newspaper Guild (Local 30205) voted this week to accept a five-year deal that gives them a retroactive lump sum payment for 2014 equal to 1.5 per cent of salary and …

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Written on Jun, 07, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

After months of meetings, discussions, card signings and an official vote conducted by the federal labour board, it was confirmed this week that two thirds of VICE Canada workers chose to join the Canadian Media Guild (CMG). “We are thrilled to welcome employees at VICE Canada” into the Guild, said President Carmel Smyth. “We look forward to working with them …

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Written on Aug, 28, 2015 by in , , | Leave a comment

Staff August 26, 2015 NewsGuild-CWA           Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot and killed while doing a live TV interview Wednesday morning.   The following statement was issued jointly by NewsGuild, NABET and CWA: THIS morning’s senseless tragedy in Roanoke, Va., struck close to home for the journalists and other news media workers …

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

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Written on Jun, 14, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

read entire story here Brothers and Sisters: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am deeply, deeply humbled—and truly honored—that you have placed your trust in me to lead this great union. Forty-seven years ago, when I Read more at: http://www.cwa-union.org/news/entry/cwa_president_chris_sheltons_address_to_the_75th_cwa_convention

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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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