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Postmedia Printing Plant Staff Officially Unionized!

Workers at the Postmedia printing plant in Toronto are now officially unionized after voting to join the Canadian Media Guild (CWA Canada Local 30213). The Ontario Labour Relations Board approved an application for union certification today. The Postmedia workers say … Read more »

2 July 2020 | 10:43 pm

I made a mistake, but our union is working towards lasting change

Our union has been plunged into the middle of the fallout over the violent killing of George Floyd and several other Black and Indigenous people in the U.S. and Canada. Like everyone else, these events have caused us to listen … Read more »

2 July 2020 | 4:37 pm

Union survey shows members are dealing with higher rates of stress, additional costs during the pandemic

The findings: CMG asked members to tell all in a survey probing answers to questions about their health and safety while working during the pandemic. Respondents from across the country, and all areas of CBC/Radio-Canada, relayed their experiences of what … Read more »

30 June 2020 | 12:25 am

Update for CMG members at CP

Before the summer sets in, here is an update on some important matters.   1. Facebook   We have heard from some of you, but many more of you may have concerns about the recent announcement of the Facebook Initiative. … Read more »

29 June 2020 | 5:10 pm

Fighting for our vision, together

By Adrian Harewood "But what we know from history is that “transforming the discourse” while significant is not sufficient.  We want CBC/Radio Canada and other mainstream media to look and feel and sound and be different in material ways in the weeks and months to come. We don’t want to “overcome some day”, we want to overcome now. We cannot afford to wait." Read more »

26 June 2020 | 9:53 pm

Temporary work and systemic racism

In recent weeks, CBC’s senior management team has made a number of promises to address systemic racism within the corporation.  We appreciate management’s acknowledgement of this serious problem and we are glad to see them begin to take steps towards … Read more »

25 June 2020 | 6:17 pm

Heritage minister tells media union leaders he’s committed to helping news industry

Two media union leaders received assurances from Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault that he will do what he can to help the news industry weather a financial crisis worsened by the pandemic. CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon and Kim Trynacity, president … Read more »

25 June 2020 | 6:22 am

CMG calls for funding to convert temporary employees at CBC to full-time

CMG is encouraged by a positive meeting with Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault where CMG CBC/Radio-Canada Branch president Kim Trynacity, asked the minister for targeted funding to convert 50% of temporary/precarious workers at CBC to full-time staff. “Many of the temporary … Read more »

24 June 2020 | 9:26 pm

Candidate profiles for National Secretary-Treasurer position now available

The candidate profiles for the role of Secretary-Treasurer, a position on the CMG National Executive Committee (NEC), are now available. Click the candidate’s name below to read the profile: Lynne Chichakian Jonathan Spence The successful candidate will be elected to … Read more »

24 June 2020 | 8:35 pm

CMG staffing – Summer updates

CMG is pleased to announce the hiring of an Executive Director: Enrico DiFruscio (enrico@cmg.ca). He can be reached at 902-329-5008. All inquires confidential. Ottawa: Backfilling for Olivier Roy Olivier@cmg.ca July 13, 2020 to the end of  August -Pierre Millette pierremilette@yahoo.ca … Read more »

23 June 2020 | 12:15 am