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Written on Aug, 09, 2017 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: cwacanada.ca Leaders of CWA Canada and Unifor Locals at five newspapers that are bargaining new contracts with Postmedia have vowed to stand united against the company’s concession proposals. Postmedia wants unionized employees to accept draconian measures it imposed earlier this year on non-union staff. The company wants to freeze the Postmedia defined-benefit pension plan, slash its pension contribution to 3.0 …

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I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the John Belcarz / Dan Zeidler post-secondary education/training memorial scholarships. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are available. The accompanying attachments contain a poster and application form in English and French (also available on our website: http://www.cwa-scacanada.ca). Please circulate this information to your members. In solidarity, Martin O’Hanlon President, CWA/SCA Canada

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Written on Jul, 23, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Latest debt-shedding move gives citizens the chance to press for a different future for Canada’s papers. By Paul Willcocks 8 Jul 2016 | TheTyee.ca Paul Willcocks is a journalist and former publisher of newspapers, and now an editor with The Tyee. Postmedia’s escape from bankruptcy this week offers at least a tiny opportunity for critics who want the giant corporation’s grip on Canadian newspapers …

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Source: prnewswire.com WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Nearly 1,000 news workers at Digital First Media have launched a nationwide revolt against job cuts and profiteering they say are threatening local journalism at the nation’s second-largest newspaper company, The NewsGuild, TNG-CWA, announced today. Alden Global Capital, the New York-based hedge fund that owns Digital First Media, employs a business strategy based on buying up …

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Written on Feb, 10, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Source: princegeorgecitizen.com Effective the week of Feb. 15, the newspaper will publish five days per week, from Tuesday to Saturday. “The Monday edition of the Citizen has always been our smallest in terms of advertising revenue and for news,” publisher Colleen Sparrow said. “We are refocusing our efforts to serve our advertisers and our readers Tuesday through Saturday.” Home delivery …

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Source:theglobeandmail Canada’s new terrorism law is being challenged in court by a journalists’ group and a civil rights organization that call it an attack on constitutional freedoms and an “extraordinary inversion” of the role of judges. The Anti-Terrorism Act, which took effect last month, makes it a crime to promote or advocate terrorism. It also gives Canada’s civilian spy agency, …

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Written on Mar, 26, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

2015.03.26 This is a national election year for CWA Canada and the nomination period is now open for two senior leadership positions. All members are eligible to run for office or nominate someone as a candidate for President and/or Vice-president, the posts currently held by Martin O’Hanlon and Lois Kirkup, respectively. The deadline for submitting nominations is noon on Thursday, …

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To: Members of the Canadian Council CLC Women’s Advisory Committee RE: Report on results of National Survey on the Impact of Domestic Violence on Workers and Workplaces Sisters and Brothers, Attached please find a copy of the report of our National Survey on the Impact of Domestic Violence. We are releasing the report to the media this morning at 10am …

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Source: cwa-scacanada.ca LISE LAREAU | CMG National Vice-President One day, in between one major layoff announcement and another terrible revelation in the Jian Ghomeshi case, an email appeared in my inbox declaring the winners of the CBC President’s Awards. It stunned me; it seemed so wrong to pretend things were normal and the annual tradition was going on uninterrupted, while so much …

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