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By CMG Posted on March 18, 2020

We are disappointed  with CBC’s brash decision to cancel local English television newscasts across the country at this time of heightened concern about public safety. CMG shares Canadians’ surprise that the public broadcaster would decrease its service during an unprecedented … 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

Many CBC/Radio-Canada members are now adjusting to working from home, and filing remotely. There’s also a major adjustment in offices where members are deemed essential to operations. It’s going to seem odd – but stay away from each other (for … 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 13, 2020

After continued pressure from CMG, CBC/Radio-Canada has agreed to extend paid sick-leave to all temporary employees for scheduled work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Corporation says it is taking this temporary step to ensure the health and well-being of the … Read more »

By CMG Posted on March 12, 2020

The CMG is relieved the difficult decision was made to cancel the broadcast of the 2020 Juno Awards from Saskatoon.  We recognize the event is a highlight for many members who relish the opportunity to work on live production. We … 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 11, 2020

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) continues to carefully monitor concerns regarding the COVID-19 situation. As a union, members’ health and safety is our top priority and we will be working with employers to ensure the utmost diligence in relation to … Read more »

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