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CMG election December 5th to 9th


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For the next five days, members of CMG Freelance can vote in the Canadian Media Guild’s national elections. The vote will take place from Thursday, December 5 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to Monday December 9 at midnight (Eastern Time) using CMG’s [Read the full article…]

CMG election information for CBC freelancers


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The Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch is reminding any freelancer who has completed any freelance contract since January 1st, 2019 for CBC/Radio Canada that you are eligible to sign a membership card in CMG and vote and/or run in the [Read the full article…]

Lessons from the Remaking Games Work panel


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by Christopher Demelo Labour issues are quickly becoming the norm in the gaming industry. Layoffs, walk-outs, crunch, poor labour conditions and abuses of power are just a few of the ongoing issues that have been reported over the past few years. Cultural [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance tax time advice


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Spring has sprung! And that means it’s tax time. CMG Freelance president Don Genova has a special offer that will help you learn everything you need to know about running your freelance business. Watch his latest video update. For more [Read the full article…]

Freelance at the CBC? You may be eligible to vote on the new collective agreement…


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CMG-CBC agreement – Freelance workers eligible to vote From Tuesday, March 26 to Thursday, March 28, Canadian Media Guild (CMG) members working at CBC/Radio-Canada will have the opportunity to vote on the tentative agreement reached between our union and the [Read the full article…]

BuzzFeed Canada staff file to unionize


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TORONTO – Canadian staff at digital media company BuzzFeed have officially filed for union certification. The Canadian Media Guild (CMG), media union CWA Canada’s biggest local, is filing with the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Canada Industrial Relations Board [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…]

Bargaining on CBC freelance issues underway


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In November members of the CMG freelance bargaining subcommittee met with CBC management to begin negotiations on provisions for freelancers in the CMG-CBC collective agreement, which expires March 31, 2019.  The major issues under discussion are  – the proper use [Read the full article…]

Freelancers: “Level up” at the PWAC & CMG Freelance conference in Toronto September 20-23


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“Level Up: The Conference” is scheduled for September 20 to 23 in Toronto. 

Hey, CBC Freelancers, You’re Getting A Raise!


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By Don Genova, CMG Freelance Branch President Journalists who contribute to the CBC on a freelance basis are now subject to new minimum rates as of April 1, 2017. The Canadian Media Guild and CBC have agreed to a 1.5% [Read the full article…]