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By CMG  •  Posted on January 5, 2015

Got freelancer questions, problems, advice or information to share? Have tips on gigs or potential collaboration? Looking for some freelancer conversation or camaraderie? Through the ‘Lancer, we can help… each other. CMG Freelance has launched a members-only email list where you can … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 14, 2014

On December 12 The Canadian Press has presented its main bargaining proposals. Predictably the company is continuing to push for economic concessions from Guild members. The list of initial proposals is short but significant. The big target, once again, is … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 24, 2014

By Dan Speerin “Please Like. Please Subscribe. Please Share. Please Donate. Just… Please”! I am an internet creator and this is my gospel. My postal code may say Toronto, but I’m from the internet. When it comes to the fight … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 20, 2014

Yesterday morning, CBC president Hubert Lacroix, Radio-Canada VP Louis Lalande, Chairman of the Board Rémi Racine and CBC Exec VP Heather Conway took questions from staff in studio 47 here at La Maison in Montreal. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 17, 2014

It was an incredible afternoon Sunday as thousands of Radio-Canada/CBC supporters marched through the streets of Montreal and other cities to demand increased support for their public broadcaster. Rallies were held in Sherbrooke, Matane, Trois-Rivieres, as well as in Moncton, … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on November 11, 2014

This week CBC/Radio-Canada announced a plan to enter into what it calls a “content partnership” with The Weather Network. This is part of the Corporation’s plans that it announced last spring, as it continues to reduce and reorganize due to … 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. 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 August 27, 2014

Ottawa CMG/CBC location unit president Chantal Payant was part of a team speaking up for increased funding for the CBC at a unique event in Ottawa. Over five thousand social justice advocates, community activists, academics and union members from across … Read more »

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