Toronto: Fairness in Factual spring mixer June 6

If you’re in the Toronto area and you work in factual television you’re invited to a spring mixer hosted by the Canadian Media Guild’s Fairness in Factual campaign. Come out on Thursday, June 6  at Hotel Ocho (195 Spadina Avenue) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for this informal get together. Join your factual TV colleagues for free drinks and snacks […]

Posted on May 30, 2019 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Freelancer-related highlights of the CMG’s tentative agreement with CBC

The Canadian Media Guild’s bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with the CBC earlier this month. Highlights of the tentative agreement as it relates to freelancers are as follows: The proposed agreement will provide more clarity to distinguish between the various types of freelance engagements. The CMG will have access to additional contact information for […]

Posted on February 23, 2019 at 9:18 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

BuzzFeed Canada staff file to unionize

TORONTO – Canadian staff at digital media company BuzzFeed have officially filed for union certification. The Canadian Media Guild (CMG), media union CWA Canada’s biggest local, is filing with the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Canada Industrial Relations Board after a majority of the 10 BuzzFeed staff in Toronto signed union cards. The filing […]

Posted on February 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

IATSE joins forces with CWA Canada in fight for better working conditions for factual / reality TV workers

TORONTO (Jan. 29, 2019) – Two of Canada’s top media and entertainment unions announced an innovative partnership today to improve working conditions and organize workers in factual/reality television. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), North America’s largest entertainment union, is joining forces with media union CWA Canada in its Fairness in Factual TV […]

Posted on January 29, 2019 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

‘A Very Merry Class Action Christmas’ Holiday Party

If you’re a Toronto-area factual TV worker, you’re invited to a holiday party hosted by the Canadian Media Guild’s Fairness in Factual TV campaign. Join your factual TV colleagues for an evening to celebrate the class action launched by Cavalluzzo LLP, an important step towards fairness in the industry. Come and raise a glass to […]

Posted on November 20, 2018 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Factual TV/Cineflix class action Q&A and webinar

If you work in factual TV and are wondering what’s going on with the class action lawsuit against Cineflix Canada, you’ll have the opportunity to find out more about it and ask questions next week. The Canadian Media Guild is holding an interactive webinar and Q&A for anyone interested in finding out more about this […]

Posted on November 6, 2018 at 7:32 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

CMG launches salary survey for factual TV workers

The Canadian Media Guild has launched a new salary survey for people who work in factual TV production. Modelled on a similar survey launched earlier this year in the U.S., the CMG’s survey invites people who work in production, post-production, and operations and administration in the factual TV industry to anonymously share details about their salaries. […]

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Class Action Lawsuit A Big Step Toward Fairness For Factual & Reality TV Workers

Claim says hundreds hired improperly, denied pay & benefits TORONTO (Oct. 9, 2018) – The Canadian Media Guild / CWA Canada is welcoming a $35-million class action lawsuit filed by law firm Cavalluzzo on behalf of hundreds of reality and factual TV workers who have worked at Cineflix Canada, which produces such TV shows as Property […]

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It’s time for government to act on a growing abuse of workers

Why Canada should follow others and take on fake ‘independent contractors’ An op-ed by Lise Lareau, Canadian Media Guild and Chris Roberts, Canadian Labour Congress As Ottawa considers revisions to federal labour standards, it’s time for a reckoning: thousands of workers in this country are wrongly and deliberately misclassified as ‘independent contractors’ and they’re being […]

Posted on July 17, 2018 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Largest-ever freelance delegation attends 2018 CMG convention

Last month the largest-ever delegation of freelancers came together to represent CMG Freelance at the Canadian Media Guild’s 2018 biennial convention in Toronto. Approximately 175 people from 11 branches of the union — including CBC, Thomson Reuters, VICE Canada, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and Canadian Press — attended the convention from May 25 to 27 at […]

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,