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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 March 21, 2017

The Canadian Media Guild is a democratic trade union that represents over 5000 members across Canada, including employees at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/ Société Radio-Canada, The Canadian Press and Pagemasters North America, Thomson Reuters, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, TVO, … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 20, 2017

The Canadian Media Guild is a democratic trade union that represents over 5000 members across Canada, including employees at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/ Société Radio-Canada, The Canadian Press and Pagemasters North America, Thomson Reuters, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, TVO, … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 14, 2017

We, CMG members, have taken action to prevent the approval of Bill C-27 – An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985.   It’s a government bill designed to immediately affect pensions at federally regulated private-sector companies and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 2, 2017

The bargaining survey results are in and they show Fair Pay as a top priority for members, followed by benefits, paid and unpaid time off, and Job Security. As we head into negotiations starting March 29 and 30 for a … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 22, 2017

“Many of the people we’re representing have told me how frustrated they have been, and how some have had their credit ratings ruined because they couldn’t pay bills they were counting on covering with income owed from Venture,” said Canadian Media Guild (CMG) Freelance Branch President Don Genova. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 8, 2017

Our bargaining committee met with management last week and held two days of negotiations. We continue to make progress and have agreed on language regarding benefits, leaves of absence, and compressed work week arrangements. While we are getting closer in … 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 January 26, 2017

I am honoured to be serving as CMG’s new national president. Members have endorsed a shared commitment: we want to build a more open and collaborative, member-driven union. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 24, 2017

The Canadian Media Guild is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our brother, friend and colleague Keith Maskell. As a union, we are dedicated to the proposition that work has value and workers are vital. Our mission is … Read more »

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