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March 18, 2021 Dear Local leaders, Please join us for this year’s Arnold Amber Memorial Lecture (virtual) featuring author and union organizer Jane McAlevey. And please share this information with your members. Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arnold-amber-memorial-lecture-featuring-jane-mcalevey-tickets-142171668287 In solidarity, Martin Martin O’Hanlon President, CWA Canada The Media Union

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Many of the country’s newspapers were pulled back from the brink with today’s announcement that federal wage subsidies will be extended to all businesses regardless of size. CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon had on Friday issued an urgent appeal to Ottawa to provide immediate financial aid to the news industry. He asked that publishers be eligible for the same measures …

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A Letter to Members – COVID-19 Download letter here

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After years of effort, the movie Stand!, a musical that tells the story of the Winnipeg General Strike, opens in theatres on Nov. 29. Please share the attached message with your members and do all you can to help promote the movie on social media. I would also encourage Locals to buy tickets and provide them to members free of …

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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 ET on Thursday, …

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CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon spoke to a Senate committee today on behalf of the International Federation of Journalists about the state of journalists’ rights.

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Dear Local President, 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. Document downloads In solidarity, …

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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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