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Student/young media union members program supports recommendations of Youth Employment Report


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The CWA Canada Associate Member Steering Committee, which leads the CWA Canada Associate Member program, is voicing support for several recommendations suggested by the expert panel on youth employment. The panel’s report, titled Strategies for a New World of Work: [Read the full article…]

Alberta Publishing company and CEO Ruth Kelly leave their freelance content creators shivering through the winter – Hire now; pay much, much later


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Edmonton, February 22, 2017 – 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 create articles, photos, and illustrations for the various magazines [Read the full article…]

Are you owed money by Venture Publishing?


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In December of 2013 we posted a story about Venture Publishing in Alberta. We’d been hearing from a lot of freelancers who were having trouble getting paid for their work in a timely manner. Three years later, we’re still hearing from [Read the full article…]

March events for students and freelancers in Halifax


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CMG Freelance and CWA Canada Associate Members are collaborating on three upcoming events in Halifax. Two free training and networking sessions for students, freelancers and other media workers, and the third is an action in solidarity with the Halifax Chronicle [Read the full article…]

Pay Your Interns! 2016 Spring Summit


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A film screening and panel discussion sponsored by CWA Associate Members

CWA Canada Associate Members call for solidarity with Halifax journalists

Associate Member Steering Committee
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CWA Canada Associate Members are joining the Halifax Typographical Union (CWA Canada Local 30130) in calling on freelancers and student journalists to stand in solidarity with newsroom staff at The Chronicle Herald who could be on picket lines Saturday morning. [Read the full article…]

Livestream of Panel on Internships in the Media – Sat Nov 14, 11:30 AM ET

Katherine Lapointe
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At tomorrow’s CWA Canada Associate Member Media Worker Forum, we will be livestreaming a panel discussion on the role of unions, employers and journalism schools in ensuring internships in the media are non-exploitative and good learning experiences. Watch the livestream [Read the full article…]

Media Worker Forum


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We’re excited to be hosting a free day of training, discussion and networking for student, volunteer, and precarious media workers. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day. FREE – REGISTER HERE WHEN — Saturday, November 14, 11:00 AM [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada makes recommendations to improve Ontario employment and labour law


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CWA Canada Associate Members appeared on Friday, September 18 before The Changing Workplaces Review to make recommendations for updates to Ontario labour and employment law. We argued that too many young and entry-level media workers are currently excluded from protections [Read the full article…]

Policy on interns aims to improve working conditions

Written by Kayla Perry. Top photo by Andrew Meade.
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At CWA Canada’s National Representative Council (NRC) meeting on April 17, delegates unanimously agreed to endorse two documents, both of which aim to protect media interns in the workplace. The first document presented to the NRC by the CWA Canada Associate [Read the full article…]