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By CMG  • Posted on October 9, 2018

Claim says hundreds of people were hired improperly, denied pay and labour standards The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and CWA Canada are welcoming a $35-million class action lawsuit [] filed by law firm Cavalluzzo on behalf of hundreds of reality and … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on November 23, 2017

After years of work by labour and community groups, the Ontario government has passed Bill 148, the landmark legislation that will increase the minimum wage and provide equal pay for part-time and full-time workers. CMG congratulates all those who worked … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on November 8, 2017

The Canadian Media Guild is urging Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn to conduct a review of the province’s Film and Television Industry, as the ministry is now doing with other sectors of the workforce. The goal is to get rid of certain … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on July 5, 2017

Bit by bit, reality and factual TV shows are disappearing for the upcoming season.  It appears to be happening quietly – even by stealth.   At least seven reality/unscripted TV shows have been either cancelled or put on ‘indefinite hiatus’ in … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on May 31, 2017

This week the Wynne government announced proposed changes to Ontario’s employment and labour laws that would see the minimum wage raised to $15/hour, 3 weeks’ paid vacation, protection against cancelled shifts and other reforms for employees in Ontario. Those are … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on May 23, 2017

The team leading our union’s campaign to give a collective voice to reality and factual TV workers is beginning to talk to production companies about negotiating a model contract that would apply to our sector.  It’s early days in the … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on May 17, 2017

The signals are good.  Early reports indicate that the Ontario government’s Changing Workplaces Review will not be a waste of time, and is poised to make change for thousands of precarious workers including those who work in factual/reality TV and … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on March 22, 2017

Two special advisers to Ontario’s Minister of Labour are about to release their recommendations on how to address the growing precariousness of work.  The factual and reality TV industry offers a prime example of why change is needed.  Here is a … Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on February 7, 2017

The Special Advisors involved in the Ontario government’s major review of labour law will be released ‘in the first half of 2017’. We are hoping the final ‘Changing Workplace Review’ document reflects some of the recommendations CMG put forward on behalf of reality and factual TV workers. The CMG is calling for changes in 3 main areas. Read more »

By CMG  • Posted on August 17, 2016

Since we started the Fairness in Factual campaign three years ago, more than 400 workers have signed up to be represented by the CMG in collective negotiations with production companies. These hundreds of workers now also have a collective voice … Read more »

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