TORONTO, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Freelance writers and photographers are
reacting with anger at the contract Transcontinental Media - publishers
of magazines such as Elle, Canadian Living and The Hockey News - is
insisting they sign to get paid for their work.
"Transcon is forcing people to accept a contract that makes us give up
all control and rights to our work," says Don Genova, president of the
Canadian Media Guild's freelance branch. "The contract terms would
allow the publisher to take a writer's story, change it in any way they
want and either take the writer's name off or, what is perhaps worse,
leave it on."
"And in exchange for all of these rights? The publisher will pay the
same old low rates. This is truly outrageous," Genova adds.
The Canadian Media Guild is joining with writers and photographers
across the country to pressure the $2.1 billion company to scrap the
contract and respect the valuable work that content creators provide to
Transcon magazines and newspapers.
You can find out more about the campaign, and reaction to Transcon's new
freelance contract, on Story Board at www.thestoryboard.ca .
SOURCE: Canadian Media Guild
For further information:
Don Genova: email@example.com
Keith Maskell: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-524-9285 (cell)