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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 »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 1, 2013

By Nancy Wood What a great day on Friday. With a lot of planning, hard work, and the help of some fantastic people, everything went off without a hitch. The SJ7 began preparations for the event at 8 a.m. Volunteers helped out … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 1, 2013

Journalist Jan Wong reflects on her experiences as a Canadian “other” and how she challenged her j-school students to question damaging assumptions reported as fact. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 30, 2013

Toronto, April 30, 2013 – The Conservative government’s budget bill contains disturbing changes that introduce direct government interference in the public broadcaster’s activities.  It is a move that should concern all Canadians. The new changes would allow the government to … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 30, 2013

See Section 89.8 in the budget bill for changes related to collective bargaining at Crown corporations, including CBC Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 26, 2013

Our problem, the global decline of decent jobs and middle class opportunities is too big to solve alone, and a renewed focus on social justice issues, in addition to bargaining, could strengthen the causes we are all fighting for, while restoring the pride a previous union generation grew up with. Read more »

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