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By CMG  •  Posted on February 3, 2016

As digital media and the number of journalists and other media workers employed online grow, so do the concerns about low wages, highly pressured working conditions and summary firings. In order to protect this emerging generation of media workers, and … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 29, 2016

CMG appeared at a CRTC hearing today to make the case that local news is in crisis. The union shared with the Commission stories of how massive media cuts are undermining local news and programming, with examples from across Canada. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 27, 2016

The Freelance Branch of the Canadian Media Guild will now offer a media card, available to its journalist members. “We’ve heard from our members that having a media card may make it easier for them to gain access to events … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 25, 2016

Members of the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) support their colleagues who launched a strike at the Chronicle-Herald this weekend after unproductive talks with the newspaper’s management. The workers are striking over unreasonable company demands, including wage cuts, longer hours, end … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 22, 2016

Signs that times are getting even tougher in the news business are everywhere. We are long past the canary-in-the-coal mine alarm,  and are now watching a crisis unfold. Recent cuts and newsroom mergers across Canada at Postmedia papers – putting … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 7, 2015

Work and labour reporting absolutely includes reporting on role of the labour movement in society, but it also involves talking about the challenges faced by the majority of working Ontarians who are not protected by a union. These are the most vulnerable and precarious workers in our economy. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 24, 2015

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and our parent union CWA Canada support Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) in its challenge against Bill C-51,  legislation that undermines fundamental freedoms, including key rights that journalists and other media workers need in … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 30, 2015

By guest blogger Lise Lareau When people tune to the CBC – as they will – for the results from Alberta’s exciting election on Tuesday, they should be aware that nearly every videographer working on the show has a layoff … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 28, 2015

With the latest round of job reductions, it’s now clearer than ever that the CBC cannot fulfill its federally legislated mandate. As president and as a board member, it’s your duty to uphold that mandate and to advocate on behalf of public broadcasting. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 26, 2015

The CBC’s announcement today that it is cutting 244 jobs across the country, mostly in news programming, is deeply disturbing. This “2020 update “ continues to diminish the capacity of the public broadcaster to do quality journalism, and serve Canadians … Read more »

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