Employees in broadcasting at Shaw Media (formerly CW Television) voted to join the Guild in December 2005. The Guild now represents approximately 100 people, all located in Toronto, who work in master control, engineering, post-production, closed captioning, library, presentation, quality control and dubbing. The bargaining unit reached its first collective agreement in January 2008.
CW Television was created in early 2008, following the sale of Alliance Atlantis Communications to Canwest. Our members work in the technical operations area, getting some of Canada’s most popular specialty channels to air, including Food Network Canada, Showcase and BBC Canada.