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By CMG  •  Posted on November 8, 2017

The Canadian Media Guild is urging Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn to conduct a review of the province’s Film and Television Industry, as the ministry is now doing with other sectors of the workforce. The goal is to get rid of certain … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 5, 2017

Bit by bit, reality and factual TV shows are disappearing for the upcoming season.  It appears to be happening quietly – even by stealth.   At least seven reality/unscripted TV shows have been either cancelled or put on ‘indefinite hiatus’ in … Read more »

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 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 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 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 »

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