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Factual TV
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 January 5, 2016

A first-of-its-kind independent economic forecast shows regulatory changes espoused by the Harper government and adopted in last year’s CRTC Let’s Talk TV announcements will likely lead to the loss of more than 15,000 Canadian jobs and take $1.4 billion from … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 2, 2015

Today the Canadian Media Guild launches a new public service announcement about why we need better and safer working conditions in factual TV. Please watch and share the video to boost our campaign for #fairnessinfactual. The video follows the release … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 13, 2015

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) is commissioning a short video to promote our campaign to improve working conditions in factual TV production. The video will also promote our guide for workers in the industry, which will be launched in early … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 10, 2015

The Canadian Media Guild is sickened by the news that 10 people, cast and crew of French reality TV series Dropped, were killed in a helicopter crash yesterday in Argentina. The union is organizing with reality TV workers to improve health … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 10, 2014

In our latest survey of factual TV workers, we got enough data to provide weekly pay ranges for five job categories and daily pay ranges for three: We hope workers can use these pay ranges to help in their negotiations … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 9, 2014

While factual TV employers are coming together to explore production partnerships at the Real Screen conference in London, UK, so too are the sector’s trade unions – including the CMG. 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 1, 2014

A second annual survey of people working in Canada’s factual TV production sector reveals a lack of employment security and excessive working hours, confirming the trends identified a year ago. The latest online survey was conducted by the Canadian Media … Read more »

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