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By CMG  •  Posted on May 31, 2017

This week the Wynne government announced proposed changes to Ontario’s employment and labour laws that would see the minimum wage raised to $15/hour, 3 weeks’ paid vacation, protection against cancelled shifts and other reforms for employees in Ontario. Those are … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 23, 2017

The team leading our union’s campaign to give a collective voice to reality and factual TV workers is beginning to talk to production companies about negotiating a model contract that would apply to our sector.  It’s early days in the … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 17, 2017

The signals are good.  Early reports indicate that the Ontario government’s Changing Workplaces Review will not be a waste of time, and is poised to make change for thousands of precarious workers including those who work in factual/reality TV and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 22, 2017

Two special advisers to Ontario’s Minister of Labour are about to release their recommendations on how to address the growing precariousness of work.  The factual and reality TV industry offers a prime example of why change is needed.  Here is a … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 7, 2017

The Special Advisors involved in the Ontario government’s major review of labour law will be released ‘in the first half of 2017’. We are hoping the final ‘Changing Workplace Review’ document reflects some of the recommendations CMG put forward on behalf of reality and factual TV workers. The CMG is calling for changes in 3 main areas. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 17, 2016

Since we started the Fairness in Factual campaign three years ago, more than 400 workers have signed up to be represented by the CMG in collective negotiations with production companies. These hundreds of workers now also have a collective voice … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 14, 2016

The Campaign for fairness in factual TV has updated the Guide to working in Canadian factual TV for 2016. The new version includes updated information on what people are being paid in the industry, based on a recent survey conducted … 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 December 4, 2015

We are updating the annual survey of pay in the Canadian factual TV industry to help bring more transparency and fairness to how people get paid. Please answer a few short questions and pass this link on to your friends … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 25, 2015

There are a few updates from the campaign to share as we head into fall: Vancouver social for factual TV workers October 1 Our first-ever Vancouver social will take place next Thursday October 1 at the Wicklow Pub. It’s a … Read more »

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To talk about the campaign and your experiences in factual TV, get in touch with Fairness in Factual TV Campaign Coordinator Lise Lareau at lise@cmg.ca.
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