Excitement builds with advances in campaign for factual TV workers

A new website is giving a public face to the hundreds of professionals who are determined to secure better pay, benefits and working conditions in the unscripted TV industry. The Fairness in Factual TV campaign that was launched six years ago by CWA Canada and its biggest local, the Canadian Media Guild, has gained both momentum and […]

Posted on September 11, 2019 at 9:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Media freedom global pledge comes up short: CWA Canada

A media freedom global pledge that emerged from a London conference is laudable, but doesn’t go far enough, said CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon, who attended the July 10-11 gathering. “If you really want to make things better, you’ve got to hit the offenders in the pocket book,” said O’Hanlon. “Do that and things will improve overnight.” […]

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CWA Canada seeks writer for union history project

CWA Canada, the country’s only all-media union, is looking for a journalist/writer to research and write a 50-page booklet on the history of the union. Please apply if you write with flair, have proven research and organizational skills, are able to work independently – and always meet deadlines. The project is to be completed by December […]

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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: , , ,

November media mixer in Toronto

Toronto-area freelancers, media workers and students, it’s getting darker and chillier out there, but CWA Canada is holding a social event that will brighten up your November. Come out to Craft Kitchen (410 Adelaide St W, just west of Spadina) on Tuesday, November 20 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm for a free media mixer with complimentary snacks and drinks. […]

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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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Toronto media mixer October 1: Covering Class

Toronto-area media workers, freelancers and journalism students are invited to a free networking event and panel discussion on Monday October 1 at Craft Kitchen (410 Adelaide Street West) from 6 to 9 p.m. The theme of the event is Covering Class: Responsible reporting and barriers in journalism. It will feature a panel discussion with Sara Mojtehedzadeh (Toronto […]

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 8:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Associate Members program welcomes new coordinator

Canada’s free union membership program for media students, volunteers, and precarious media workers has a new leader at the helm. CWA Canada’s Associate Members program has brought Nasr Ahmed on board as its new program coordinator. He comes to the role from CBC in Toronto, where he worked for close to six years after starting […]

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Winter Media Mixer February 13 in Toronto

Toronto-area media students and freelancers, you’re invited to a free mixer on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Watson’s (388 Richmond St W). Enjoy free snacks and drinks as you make connections with your colleagues working in the media. There will be mentors from several media outlets in attendance, including VICE, CBC, Corus Entertainment and […]

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Call for interviews with freelance and contract media workers

Have you worked as a freelance or contract employee in digital journalism in Canada or the United States at any time between 2013 and 2017? Researcher Errol Salamon would like to hear about your experiences for a textbook on labour issues facing media workers in North America. Salamon is a Canadian Media Guild freelance member, postdoctoral researcher/visiting […]

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