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By CMG  •  Posted on May 10, 2013

This attempt by a government to control the biggest news organization in Canada has raised serious concerns, and there are now several campaigns underway to oppose this new Conservative attack on workers’ rights and the CBC. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 10, 2013

The shortage is the direct result of employers lacking incentive to create an attractive workplace for Canadian workers. Instead, employers are seeking out foreign labour because migrant workers are often willing to take precarious jobs for relatively low pay. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 9, 2013

Congratulations to David Baker who was acclaimed at the May 1 general membership meeting as Interim President of the Guild at Shaw Media.  We know that David will strive to represent the membership with diligence and humour. Please join us … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 8, 2013

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to make a difference in both the union and media worlds. We are seeking an energetic and self-motivated Staff Representative (bilingual) for our Western regional office. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 8, 2013

The Conservative government has introduced C-60, a bill that would allow a government appointee (from Treasury Board) to sit in when we bargain our collective agreement with CBC. Since the Conservatives control the money CBC receives, and appoint the CBC President … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 7, 2013

We’re happy to announce that the Guild bargaining committee has reached a tentative two-year collective agreement effective April 1 with Thomson Reuters. Highilights include a 2% wage increase back-dated to April 1, 2013 and a second 2% increase effective April 1, 2014 Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 7, 2013

New powers in the federal omnibus budget bill tabled last week would allow the government to participate in discussions about the definition of news and the role of the producers who create CBC programming. Bill C-60 opens the door to … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 3, 2013

Congratulations to 2013 CMG lottery winners, and thank-you to all members who threw their name in for the lottery. CMG member and Canadian Press reporter, Michael MacDonald is the winner of the subsidy to attend the CAJ conference, which is taking place May 3-5, 2013 in … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 3, 2013

“The default action for dealing with requests for information should be to release it, not refuse it. Access should be the norm, secrecy the exception.” Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 2, 2013

The Canadian Media Guild is holding its 2nd LGBT Short Film Festival in Toronto for Pride Week (June 24 – 29). Filmmakers with PG-rated shorts of any genre can submit their films for consideration by June 1, 2013 by contacting … Read more »

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