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By CMG  •  Posted on October 9, 2014

The union stressed the immense damage caused by the recently announced cuts, the risks to local programming, the short-sighted diminishing of documentary production and the inability of CBC to meet its public service mandate as it suffers repeated, significant financial cuts. CMG also emphasized the increase in support for public broadcasting as evidenced by several recent polls. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 8, 2014

LONDON, UK – Unions representing non-fiction TV workers in Canada and the UK are joining forces this week to highlight the problems with working conditions in the sector. The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and BECTU are delivering principles aimed at … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 6, 2014

By guest blogger Benjamin Shingler BBC News managed to avoid a labour strike last month after agreeing to hold off on plans to lay off more than 400 employees, but there are still more programming cuts and job losses looming … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 3, 2014

When I first met CWA President Larry Cohen, I was struck by how charismatic he was. Great leaders often are – intelligent, articulate, driven. A man at the top of his game yet still compassionate and like Saskatchewan’s great statesman, Tommy Douglas, never lost sight … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 30, 2014

At the September meeting of the Consultative Committee on Staff Benefits, the CBC formally rejected our motion meeting to increase our vision care benefit from $240 over two years to $300. It would be a modest increase in a benefit … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 29, 2014

We are pleased to offer CMG Members from Toronto and surrounding areas the opportunity to participate in a Pre-retirement course. The CMG Education Program is collaborating with CURC (The Congress of Union Retirees) to offer this course to members who … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 26, 2014

I was delighted at news of justice for media workers at CNN, but then was dismayed to read how CNN treats people. In 2003  CNN fired 100 unionized workers. Since then the union has  won TWO legal decisions requiring the … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 26, 2014

“I went in not knowing if I had enough money to retire, and came out knowing that I had a lot more work to do – and not just on money – before I retire.” That’s what Canadian Media Guild … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 25, 2014

You may have noticed that we are circulating a survey among Guild members at CP about the upcoming round of negotiations for a new collective agreement. This note is just to let you know that we didn’t forget about you … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 23, 2014

The CMG is opposing the CBC’s plan to end in-house documentary production announced in June.  We are concerned that by basically closing the doc unit and relying solely on independent producers, documentaries on the CBC will skew toward subjects that … Read more »

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