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By CMG  •  Posted on July 8, 2020

Jonathan Spence has been elected as the Canadian Media Guild’s new National Secretary-Treasurer in the by-election held July 7-8. With 515 ballots cast, Jonathan obtained 295 votes (57.3%), and Lynne Chichakian received 220 votes (42.7%). Jonathan is elected to serve … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 2, 2020

Workers at the Postmedia printing plant in Toronto are now officially unionized after voting to join the Canadian Media Guild (CWA Canada Local 30213). The Ontario Labour Relations Board approved an application for union certification today. The Postmedia workers say … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 2, 2020

Our union has been plunged into the middle of the fallout over the violent killing of George Floyd and several other Black and Indigenous people in the U.S. and Canada. Like everyone else, these events have caused us to listen … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 29, 2020

The findings: CMG asked members to tell all in a survey probing answers to questions about their health and safety while working during the pandemic. Respondents from across the country, and all areas of CBC/Radio-Canada, relayed their experiences of what … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 29, 2020

Before the summer sets in, here is an update on some important matters.   1. Facebook   We have heard from some of you, but many more of you may have concerns about the recent announcement of the Facebook Initiative. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 26, 2020

By Adrian Harewood

“But what we know from history is that “transforming the discourse” while significant is not sufficient.  We want CBC/Radio Canada and other mainstream media to look and feel and sound and be different in material ways in the weeks and months to come. We don’t want to “overcome some day”, we want to overcome now. We cannot afford to wait.” Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 25, 2020

In recent weeks, CBC’s senior management team has made a number of promises to address systemic racism within the corporation.  We appreciate management’s acknowledgement of this serious problem and we are glad to see them begin to take steps towards … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 25, 2020

Two media union leaders received assurances from Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault that he will do what he can to help the news industry weather a financial crisis worsened by the pandemic. CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon and Kim Trynacity, president … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 24, 2020

CMG is encouraged by a positive meeting with Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault where CMG CBC/Radio-Canada Branch president Kim Trynacity, asked the minister for targeted funding to convert 50% of temporary/precarious workers at CBC to full-time staff. “Many of the temporary … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on June 22, 2020

CMG is pleased to announce the hiring of an Executive Director: Enrico DiFruscio (enrico@cmg.ca). He can be reached at 902-329-5008. All inquires confidential. Ottawa: Backfilling for Olivier Roy Olivier@cmg.ca July 13, 2020 to the end of  August -Pierre Millette pierremilette@yahoo.ca … Read more »

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