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: , , ,

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: , , ,

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 · One Comment · Tagged with: , ,

Factual TV workers summer social in Toronto July 19

If you work in factual TV in the Toronto area you’re invited to a social night hosted by the Canadian Media Guild. This event is scheduled for Thursday, July 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Bier Markt King West (600 King St W). The social night is open to all and free to attend but please RSVP on this Eventbrite […]

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

The Born Freelancer attends a CBC info session hosted by Field and Post

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   The scene: A downtown Vancouver conference centre during a rainy Friday afternoon early last month. Two hundred or so independent writers and producers are attending […]

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 4:32 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , , ,

Mixer for factual TV workers in Toronto

The Canadian Media Guild is holding another mixer in Toronto for factual television workers. The event is next Wednesday, June 22nd from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Roxy Bar (19 Charlotte Street) in Toronto. Snacks and drinks will be served. Drop by to socialize, network with colleagues and pick up a copy of the updated Guide to Working […]

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Vancouver social for factual TV workers

If you’re in Vancouver and work in factual television, you’re invited to a social gathering and information session hosted by the Canadian Media Guild next week. Come and enjoy a drink and some snacks and learn more about the CMG’s campaign for fairness in the factual television industry. The event is scheduled for next Thursday, October 1st, […]

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 7:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,