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By CMG  •  Posted on March 30, 2020

Let me start with some good news: the federal government announced today that news companies are eligible for a 75% wage subsidy to help cope with the COVID-19 crisis – exactly the help we asked for in a letter to the feds on Friday. We applaud the government for its quick action. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 27, 2020

We ask that you make news companies eligible for the same measures announced today for small- and medium-sized businesses, or that you allow them to immediately access the labour tax credits under the $595-million journalism support fund. We emphasize that this eligibility should include The Canadian Press given its crucial role providing news to Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 27, 2020

The members of our union share the pride of Canadian Media Guild (CMG) members at TFO who have been recognized for journalistic excellence. Bravo to Andréanne Baribeau, Joanne Belluco, Étienne Fortin-Gauthier, Aimé Majeau Beauchamp and Gisèle Quenneville – the ONFR+ … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 26, 2020

Due to the unprecedented public health crisis, The Canadian Press and your union’s bargaining committee have mutually agreed to cancel meeting dates scheduled in April.   We will be back at the bargaining table as soon as possible in the … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 25, 2020

We are looking forward to a full return of supper hour, and late night shows as are Canadians across the country who have made it clear how valuable local news is. Viewers want  trusted information about their communities. And they expect to get it from CBC. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 18, 2020

We are disappointed  with CBC’s brash decision to cancel local English television newscasts across the country at this time of heightened concern about public safety. CMG shares Canadians’ surprise that the public broadcaster would decrease its service during an unprecedented … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 20, 2020

Our priority is our members’ health and well-being. With that in mind, and given the uncertainty surrounding public health and travel during the next few weeks and months, the CMG is cancelling its upcoming convention. We will reschedule the biennial … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 19, 2020

Congratulations to Andrew Vaughan, Darryl Dyck and Jason Franson, National Newspaper Award finalists.
Thank you for your work, making us all look good,  inspiring excellence, and giving us something to smile about in these difficult times.  Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 19, 2020

The CMG bargaining team at VICE has met with the company twice recently as work on negotiating a new collective agreement continues.   We are happy to report the talks have been positive.  Both sides have already signed off on … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 19, 2020

We have been advised that the provincial government has assigned Hanane Benzidane as the conciliator for our ongoing negotiations with TVO. In an effort to support the best bargaining possible at TVO, CMG has joined a legal challenge against the … Read more »

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