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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 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 17, 2020

We applaud media companies that have been proactive in allowing employees to work remotely.  Others have agreed not to insist on doctors’ notes for sick days, and some have offered employees additional sick days. We particularly appreciate companies that have listened to our requests for compassion and have extended additional benefits to temporary workers. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 12, 2020

Do you know a fellow Canadian Media Guild (CMG) member who has worked with the union to make a real difference in your workplace? If so, nominate that person for an award. Nominations are being accepted for the CMG Meritorious … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 11, 2020

As a union representing members whose work can involve extended contact with the public, the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19. The union is reaching out to employers to clarity health and safety procedures at … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 9, 2020

Propose resolutions or bylaw amendments for discussion at the 2020 CMG convention. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 5, 2020

Note from Carmel Smyth, President, Canadian Media Guild Thank you for all you do to make our working conditions as supportive and as positive as they can be. There’s no question it’s a challenging time to be a media worker.  … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 5, 2020

You have until tomorrow Friday, March 6, 2020 to put your name forward to serve on the Resolutions Committee for the upcoming convention of our union. The four-member committee receives resolutions and bylaw amendments proposed by Canadian Media Guild (CMG) … Read more »

Canadian Media Guild

The Canadian Media Guild is a democratic trade union representing 6,000 workers in the Canadian media. Our members work at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Société Radio-Canada (CBC/SRC), The Canadian Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), TVO, TFO, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (aptn), ZoomerMedia, Shaw Media and CKOI Radio Gatineau (Québec). We also represent media freelancers. Read more >>

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