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By CMG  •  Posted on March 22, 2016

The Canadian Media Guild applauds the federal government’s decision to restore CBC/Radio-Canada funding that was severely cut by the previous government. The budget fix is consistent with the Liberal election platform recognizing the CBC as “the anchor of Canada’s cultural … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 18, 2016

Nominations are now open for the position of Diversity / Equity Member of the CWA Canada Executive Committee. The Executive is an 11-member body that governs the affairs of the national union. If necessary, an election will be held at … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 10, 2016

Do you know a fellow CMG member who has worked with the union to make a real difference in your workplace? If so, nominate that person for an award! The CMG is accepting nominations for our Meritorious Service Award until … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 8, 2016

CMG appeared before the Heritage Committee today, to emphasize the challenges faced by media workers as they go through job and programming cuts, corporate downsizing, long hours, low pay and precarious work. CMG President Carmel Smyth called for increased funding for CBC/Radio Canada, better support for provincial broadcasters TVO and tfo among others, and special recognition for APTN. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 7, 2016

Gatineau – March 7, 2016 – The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) met with Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly in Gatineau today to make the case for critical funding for CBC/Radio-Canada needed to stop the ongoing cuts in programming, jobs and production … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 4, 2016

This is a reminder that for the CMG convention being held Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 in Toronto, you have until Monday, April 4 to submit resolutions affecting by-laws. Any member can submit a resolution relating to union … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 1, 2016

Applications are now being accepted for two CWA|SCA Canada Memorial Scholarships for those enrolled in post-secondary education or training. The two awards of $1,000 each have been created by CWA|SCA Canada to honour the work and lives of John Belcarz … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 1, 2016

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 Senior Staff Representative who will help lead our team … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 25, 2016

By guest blogger Buffy Childerhose “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you’re wrong.” These were the words of CRTC Chair and CEO Jean-Pierre Blais as he addressed an audience at the Sheraton on February … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 24, 2016

The media industry is in turmoil. By CMG’s rough calculation, the industry has lost more than 16,000 jobs since 2008. A recent study predicts another 15,000 jobs will be lost by 2020 in television alone. Cuts, even closures have become routine and are having a devastating impact on workers and families. Read more »

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