Category : CWA

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

Bernie Lunzer, President December 23, 2014 NewsGuild-CWA In 1995, when only 14 percent of Americans had internet access, I purchased the web domain name “NewsGuild.org.” I was convinced that local Guild leaders would vote to drop “paper” from our name at our next meeting. I was wrong. Delegates had strong and passionate feelings about “newspapers,” almost as if bracing against …

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Written on Oct, 02, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Sep 25, 2014 Dear Sisters and Brothers: After much thought, I have decided not to seek reelection next June as President of our union. I informed the Executive Board at our meeting September 18. I am confident that our Executive Board can support a strong candidate but this is not a campaign note and that decision is up to you. …

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Written on Jul, 18, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

Death by a thousand cuts continues apace at Sun Media, which today announced it is shuttering 11 titles and axing 360 jobs. CWA Canada, which represents workers at several Sun Media newspapers, urged the company in a news release to reverse its self-destructive plan and to instead focus on quality local jobs and journalism to boost profits. Director Martin O’Hanlon …

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