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: , , ,

Worker Rights in the Gig Economy

by Laura Kenins Precarious employment is never far from the minds of those in journalism. Even for those lucky enough to still hold full-time jobs, staff at most news outlets wonder when the next round of layoffs is coming. Rarely does a day pass when one’s Twitter feed doesn’t have at least one former staff […]

Posted on July 3, 2019 at 10:10 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Toronto: Worker Rights in the Gig Economy forum

Workers of all kinds are invited to a forum called “Worker Rights in the Gig Economy” on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at New Horizons (1140 Bloor Street at Dufferin). Andrew Cash of the Urban Worker Project is hosting the event, which will include a panel discussion with: • Jan Simpson of CUPW • The Justice […]

Posted on June 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

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: , , ,

‘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 […]

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,