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Oct 09, 2018, 09:30 ET Class Action Lawsuit a Big Step Toward Fairness in Factual and Reality TV

Claim says hundreds of people were hired improperly, denied pay and labour standards TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Media Guild / CWA Canada is welcoming a $35-million class action...


Sep 19, 2018, 10:00 ET Freelancers Unite to Battle Low Pay and Bad Contracts

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Members of five of Canada's largest freelancer associations have banded together to fight against stagnant pay rates and contracts that demand the right to reuse their ...


Jun 13, 2018, 19:07 ET More unjustifiable cuts at TFO

TORONTO, June 13, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) denounces heavy job cuts at Ontario's French-language public broadcaster, Groupe Média TFO. Ten CMG positions are affected, including...


Apr 03, 2018, 14:41 ET CMG welcomes new President of CBC/Radio-Canada, urges focus on investment in local news and programming

TORONTO, April 3, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) welcomes the new President of CBC/Radio-Canada, Catherine Tait, and recognizes her historic appointment as the first woman President and...


Dec 19, 2017, 19:43 ET Canadian Media Guild welcomes new CBC Board members

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) congratulates the five new members of the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors announced today. These are the first Directors selected...


Sep 29, 2017, 13:14 ET CMG encouraged by Trudeau government's vision for CBC/Radio-Canada

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) is encouraged by Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly's recognition of the foundational and central role of CBC/Radio-Canada in the country's...


Jun 20, 2017, 16:52 ET CMG welcomes new selection process for CBC Board members

TORONTO, June 20, 2017 /CNW/ - As champions of public broadcasting and CBC/Radio-Canada, we at the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) are encouraged that the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, has...


May 01, 2017, 08:00 ET CMG members at VICE Canada sign first collective agreement

Gains include better salaries, increased vacation, improved parental leave benefits, equity provisions, and the protection of editorial independence TORONTO, May 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian Media Guild...


Feb 22, 2017, 11:41 ET Alberta Publishing company and CEO Ruth Kelly leave their freelance content creators shivering through the winter - Hire now; pay much, much later

EDMONTON, Feb. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Venture Publishing Inc. of Edmonton and its CEO Ruth Kelly have developed a disturbing business model when it comes to paying the freelance contributors hired to...


Nov 02, 2016, 09:56 ET CBC/Radio-Canada employees mark 80 years of contribution by Canadian professionals and talent

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - As we mark 80 years of the first public radio broadcast in Canada, CBC/Radio-Canada employees want to thank Canadians who share our pride at being part of one of the...


Nov 01, 2016, 18:11 ET Coalition of Canadian journalism advocates call for an end to police surveillance of journalists

TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The surreptitious monitoring by police of the mobile phone of La Presse columnist Patrick Lagacé is a severe violation of press freedom in Canada, a coalition of...


Aug 11, 2016, 16:34 ET CMG is alarmed CBC/Radio-Canada is cutting service to minority Francophone communities

TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) is disappointed to learn that CBC/Radio-Canada is cutting important radio programming that serves minority French language communities in ...


Apr 29, 2016, 18:12 ET Guild seeks union certificate for VICE Canada employees

TORONTO, April 29, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) applied today to the Canada Industrial Relations Board for the right to represent employees at VICE Canada. "A strong majority of...


Mar 22, 2016, 17:54 ET Funding for CBC/Radio-Canada in 2016 federal budget a step in the right direction: CMG

TORONTO, March 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Media Guild applauds the federal government's decision to restore CBC/Radio-Canada funding that was severely cut by the previous government. The budget...


Jan 05, 2016, 10:02 ET Harper legacy spells trouble for Canadian TV

New study shows planned CRTC changes will cost 15,000 Canadian jobs OTTAWA, 5 Jan. 2016 /CNW/ - A first-of-its-kind independent economic forecast shows regulatory changes espoused by the Harper...


Dec 04, 2015, 17:28 ET Support for CBC/Radio-Canada reaffirmed in Throne Speech - Now is the time to turn words into action: CMG

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) is encouraged to see that the new government has reaffirmed support for CBC/Radio-Canada among its top priorities in today's Throne Speech....


Sep 28, 2015, 15:39 ET CBC could be on the table at next round of TPP talks this Wednesday

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - The fate of the CBC could be decided at a trade table far away from Canada even as this country is caught up in a tight election race. The government is sending Trade...


Sep 22, 2015, 18:57 ET CBC announces plans to sell off all buildings in midst of election campaign

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - CBC announced today at a town hall for staff that it is selling all its property across the country, including major production facilities in Montreal and Toronto....


Sep 17, 2015, 13:31 ET CBC President acknowledges for the first time that the public broadcaster's very existence is at risk due to funding cuts: "We risk being boiled to death"

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Eight years into overseeing a massive and unprecedented downsizing of the CBC, the most ruthless in the public broadcaster's 80-year history, with more than 2,000 or...


Jul 24, 2015, 16:40 ET CMG and CWA Canada strongly support court challenge against Bill C-51

TORONTO, July 24, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and our parent union CWA Canada support Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) in its challenge against Bill C-51, legislation...


Apr 16, 2015, 13:13 ET The Canadian Media Guild committed to working with CBC to ensure a safe and harassment-free workplace

TORONTO, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - The CMG welcomes the recommendations for action to ensure the workplace is safe and harassment-free contained in the report released by CBC management today on the...


Apr 16, 2015, 09:57 ET Latest round of cuts at CBC represents massive upheaval in newsgathering capacity across the country: CMG

TORONTO, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - CMG leaders are meeting with affected members across the country as CBC management implements its latest round of programming and job cuts and delivers redundancy...


Mar 26, 2015, 19:58 ET CBC - More destructive cuts to local news and programming across the country

TORONTO, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - The CBC's announcement today that it is cutting 244 jobs across the country, mostly in news programming, is deeply disturbing. This "2020 update "continues to diminish ...


Mar 19, 2015, 23:03 ET CRTC's version of Pick-and-Pay leaves out Canadian 24-hour news service and leaves many questions for the industry: CMG

OTTAWA, March 19, 2015 /CNW/ - CMG is disappointed that the CRTC has announced major changes to the Canadian television landscape that exclude the public broadcaster's all-news service from the basic ...