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By CMG  •  Posted on December 14, 2014

On December 12 The Canadian Press has presented its main bargaining proposals. Predictably the company is continuing to push for economic concessions from Guild members. The list of initial proposals is short but significant. The big target, once again, is … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 11, 2014

This week CBC/Radio-Canada announced a plan to enter into what it calls a “content partnership” with The Weather Network. This is part of the Corporation’s plans that it announced last spring, as it continues to reduce and reorganize due to … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 27, 2014

Ottawa CMG/CBC location unit president Chantal Payant was part of a team speaking up for increased funding for the CBC at a unique event in Ottawa. Over five thousand social justice advocates, community activists, academics and union members from across … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 9, 2014

The Canadian Media Guild has called an end to its 22-month strike by 7 unionized radio employees at MBS Radio in Saint John, New Brunswick, effective Monday May 12. The employer MBS has however now informed the Guild that it … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 8, 2014

During another day and a half of negotiations with Shaw Media this week, we resolved a number of outstanding items and moved closer together on the key issue of salary structure. However, it has become clear to both teams that … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 6, 2014

The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom has presented its first lifetime achievement award to retired CMG activist and CBC producer Arnold Amber. The Spencer Moore Award was presented to Amber on May 2, the eve of World Press Freedom … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 6, 2014

In addition to other countless impacts on our members, and on others across Canada and around the world, deep job cuts at the CBC also seriously damage efforts to diversify the workplace. As a Crown corporation, the CBC is mandated … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 5, 2014

In a speech delivered Monday to the Canadian Club of Montreal, CBC’s president and CEO, Hubert Lacroix, spoke of the harsh realities that Canada’s national public broadcaster is facing. Perhaps for the first time since he took on the job … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 24, 2013

As of the end of the nomination period on Friday May, 31, there are three candidates for the position. Here they are in alphabetical order: Michael D’Souza Elaine Janes Harry Mesh Vote for the candidate of your choice on June 25 … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 3, 2013

As of the end of the nomination period last Friday, Michel Lamarche was the only candidate for the position. He is therefore elected by acclamation. Congratulations and good luck to Michel! He will serve as VP until the end of … Read more »

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