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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.

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 »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 15, 2014

Tell us what you are earning in your latest factual TV work so that we can update the pay ranges we put out after the 2013 survey. Please take a few minutes to fill out the 2014 survey and make … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 9, 2014

By guest blogger Denise O’Connell As factual television programs begin to overtake broadcast schedules everywhere, the working conditions for those who toil to make these shows are coming to light. In New York City, City Council promised to do everything … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 9, 2014

Do you work in factual TV production in Canada? We invite you to join with your industry colleagues to improve working conditions and safety, and help make this a sustainable industry. We are meeting with producers, government and regulators to … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 24, 2014

The most dangerous job in television used to be that of the war correspondent, who travels the world covering one bloody conflict after another. There is a muted heroism inherent in the grim task, much like a field doctor or … Read more »

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