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Written on Mar, 30, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

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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Written on Mar, 23, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

A Letter to Members – COVID-19 Download letter here

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Written on Nov, 03, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

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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Written on May, 13, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

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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Written on Jan, 03, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

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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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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Written on Apr, 30, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment

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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