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By CMG  •  Posted on January 9, 2014

Happy new year! So far, 2014 is shaping up to be as hectic as the year that just ended, both in our jobs and on the union front. Media workers routinely perform four or five tasks that, until recently, were … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on July 5, 2012

As you head into summer holidays with friends and family, please spread the word about the benefits of being in the union. At the recent CMG convention, we heard from several speakers about the damage being done by attacks on … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 10, 2012

2011 was a busy year for the Canadian Media Guild and 2012 is shaping up to be more of the same. Congratulations to CMG members who settled collective agreements and made gains last year; it was a tough one. We … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 5, 2012

A century ago a handful of intrepid journalists and like-minded citizens strung up telegraph lines across the country and started sharing the news. The Canadian Press has been telling Canadians what’s happening since 1917. More than 200 journalists across the … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on January 5, 2012

Sad news over the holidays, as media giant (55 thousand staff worldwide) Thomson Reuters cut 22 jobs at its Toronto office; relocating the mostly IT work to India. Even more disappointing is the company is owned by the Toronto based … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on April 6, 2011

Many unions are openly political. Like savvy CEO’s, they use available funds to support political decisions they hope will pay off.There’s nothing wrong with that. Democracy thrives on it. If you don’t stand up for your own interests, why would … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 16, 2010

This tumultuous year comes to a close with members of the Canadian Media Guild at The Canadian Press reaching several historical milestones. As we celebrate all that is important at this time of year, including family, friends and a spirit … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 1, 2010

The beginning of 2011 brings new leaders to the Canadian Media Guild. As the new national president, I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues and members from across the country over the coming term. And there is … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 1, 2009

We bounce from deadline to deadline, shift to shift and from one re-org to another so often that we forget how fundamentally media work has changed in the past decade. Blame the microchip in the computer in front of you. … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on December 1, 2007

As I visited Guild members’ workplaces this past November, it really struck me. No matter where we work, whether it be the CBC, TVOntario, The Canadian Press or elsewhere, digital technology has transformed our jobs. A work station in one … Read more »

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