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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 8, 2014

LONDON, UK – Unions representing non-fiction TV workers in Canada and the UK are joining forces this week to highlight the problems with working conditions in the sector. The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and BECTU are delivering principles aimed at … 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 July 15, 2014

Tell us what you are earning in your latest factual TV work so that we can update the pay ranges we put out after the 2013 survey. Please take a few minutes to fill out the 2014 survey and make … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 9, 2014

By guest blogger Denise O’Connell As factual television programs begin to overtake broadcast schedules everywhere, the working conditions for those who toil to make these shows are coming to light. In New York City, City Council promised to do everything … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on May 9, 2014

Do you work in factual TV production in Canada? We invite you to join with your industry colleagues to improve working conditions and safety, and help make this a sustainable industry. We are meeting with producers, government and regulators to … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 24, 2014

The most dangerous job in television used to be that of the war correspondent, who travels the world covering one bloody conflict after another. There is a muted heroism inherent in the grim task, much like a field doctor or … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 28, 2014

Save yourself some headaches and some coin this income tax season! Come out to our Toronto social on Tuesday, April 1 at Hotel Ocho, 195 Spadina Ave (north of Queen). Doors open at 5:30 pm, presentation starts at 6. Hear … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 5, 2014

Another deadly February has gone by in the North American film and TV production business. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old assistant film director, was killed on a location shoot in a Georgia rail yard on February 20, a year after John … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 24, 2014

The Canadian Media Guild is holding a couple of free evening workshops in February in downtown Toronto for people working in factual TV: Getting treated fairly at work Wednesday February 5, 5:30 pm Hyatt Regency Hotel (370 King St. West, … Read more »

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The campaign for fairness in factual
To talk about the campaign and your experiences in factual TV, get in touch with Fairness in Factual TV Campaign Coordinator Lise Lareau at lise@cmg.ca.
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Talk to Katherine Lapointe about how to get a union in your workplace. Call 416-795-8598 or write to kat@cmg.ca .
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