Category : Labour

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

The 2015-2019 has finally been added to the web site under the documents tab. Click here to read it

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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 Jan, 31, 2016 by in , , | Leave a comment

Hello, world! Welcome to the Local Xpress. This is a brand-new online news site brought to you by the 61 striking newsroom and bureau staff of Canada’s largest independent daily newspaper. You can read about that here, here and here if you’re interested. Since going on strike a week ago, we’ve missed the work that we do. Remo Zaccagna, who covers municipal politics, went to a …

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

Liberals have promised to repeal bill C-377, which passed Senate in June after bitter battle Source: cbc.ca Click here to read the entire story

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Written on Jul, 29, 2015 by in , , | Leave a comment

Source:huffingtonpost.com Labor organizing is sweeping through newsrooms. So who’s next? NEW YORK – The staff of the Guardian US voted unanimously Wednesday to unionize under the News Media Guild, an action that comes amid a spate of labor organizing in newsrooms. “The Guardian has a long tradition of supporting union effort,” a spokeswoman for the Guardian US chapter of the News …

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Written on May, 14, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Source:  cbc.ca The Canadian Labour Congress elected a new president for the first time in 15 years at its convention in Montreal on Thursday. Hassan Yussuff defeated incumbent Ken Georgetti by 40 votes — 2,318 compared with 2,278 for Georgetti. There were 29 spoiled ballots in the hotly contested election. Georgetti, who was born in Trail, B.C., was first elected in 1999 and went on to become …

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Written on Nov, 26, 2013 by in , , , | Leave a comment

Source: thetyee.ca Talks between the company that publishes the Vancouver Sun and Province and the union that represents their workers broke down after two days of negotiations earlier this month over contracting out of the printing of both newspapers. That increases the likelihood of a labour dispute in a year’s time over Pacific Newspaper Group’s plan to have outside companies handle …

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Source: j-source.ca Postmedia Network’s B.C. papers have suffered a spate of bad news recently—a large number of employees took buyouts from The Province and the Vancouver Sun, and there were rumours the two brands would be merged into one newspaper. Then there was that memo from Pacific News Group president Gordon Fisher that riled many, putting two floors of its building …

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Written on Sep, 27, 2013 by in , , | Leave a comment

Source: j-source.ca The union representing Globe and Mail employees said the company must stop pointing the finger at them for its financial struggles. “There is no denying The Globe is struggling, perhaps failing financially. We get it. But a blame-shifting approach won’t fix The Globe’s very serious problems,” said Sue Andrew, unit chair at the Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild in a memo obtained by Christine Dobby at the Financial Post. “Characterizing Globe employees as having a …

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Source: mediaunion.ca The Kennedy Heights printing plant will be put up for sale immediately and operations there will cease sometime in 2015, the union was told today by Paul Godfrey, CEO of Postmedia. The company presented two possible options going forward. One is contracting out the work currently done at Kennedy Heights. The company has “entered into a contract with Transcontinental” …

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