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CWA Canada Associate Members Statement on Assange Arrest


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On Thursday, April 11th, Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange was arrested by British authorities outside of the Ecuadorian embassy after his asylum status was terminated. Shortly thereafter the United States Justice Department released an indictment charging Assange for a single count [Read the full article…]

Ontario Students Are Leading the Charge Against Ford


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By Nasr Ahmed   Ontario students are about to walk out of class, here’s why the rest of us should take their lead.   On Friday, January 25th, thousands of angry college and university students took to the streets of [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada Associate Members Will Fight Ford’s Cuts to Education


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On January 17th, The Ford government released a statement regarding drastic changes to post-secondary education in Ontario. These changes include; scrapping free tuition for low-income students, a sharp reduction in the family income threshold needed to be eligible for the [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada Associate Members Stand in Solidarity with Concordia Journalism Student Association


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On January 16th, Concordia University’s Journalism Student Association voted unanimously to participate in a one-week strike against unpaid internships in the province of Quebec. This action will coincide with a province-wide general unlimited strike against unpaid internships expected to be [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada Associate Members Stand In Solidarity with CUPW-STTP


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The CWA Canada Student/Associate Members are throwing their full support behind the more than 50,000 striking postal workers that have been unjustly legislated back to work by this federal government.

CWA Canada Associate Members call for solidarity with striking college faculty: How students can support striking workers


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Full-time and partial-load faculty at Ontario’s 24 public colleges began strike action at 12:01 a.m. today (Monday, Oct. 16). Striking faculty, represented by Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), are calling for more job security for partial-load teachers and a [Read the full article…]

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…]