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Webinar: “The Savvy Freelancer’s Guide to Contract Negotiation”


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Negotiating contracts is one of the most challenging parts of freelancing. To help you out with that, CMG Freelance has planned a webinar called “The Savvy Freelancer’s Guide to Contract Negotiation.” It’s scheduled for Wednesday, February 15 at 6 PM EST and will [Read the full article…]

Loving the Work Without Working Alone


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by Alex Verman Freelancers are often idealized as isolated entrepreneurs. Working from anywhere at odd hours, freelancers are at liberty to pick our projects and dictate our schedules and build relationships and connections outside of the traditional office environment. Nicole [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance mourns Keith Maskell, long-time CMG staff member


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The Canadian Media Guild is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our brother, friend and colleague Keith Maskell. As a union, we are dedicated to the proposition that work has value and workers are vital. Our mission is [Read the full article…]

Newsroom staff and freelancers mark one-year anniversary of the start of the Chronicle Herald strike


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Today marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the strike at Halifax’s Chronicle Herald newspaper. The 55 members of the Halifax Typographical Union have been on strike since January 23rd, 2016 over the company’s plan to cut wages and newsroom positions [Read the full article…]

Toronto – free digital media mixer, Nov. 22


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  When: Tuesday, November 22nd, 5:30 – 8:30 PM EST Where: Watson’s, 388 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 3P1 FREE! RSVP HERE Join CMG, CMG Freelance and CWA Canada Associate Members for a free mixer for students, freelancers and current media workers in the GTA. This [Read the full article…]

Free Social Media Webinar for Members, Oct. 27


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CMG Freelance and CWA Canada Associate Members are invited to sign up for a FREE social media webinar, led by Elamin Abdelmahmoud, social media editor at BuzzFeed Canada. What Do You Do When The Game Changes? Thursday, Oct. 27, 6 – [Read the full article…]

Media Union Seeks Student Membership Co-ordinator (one-year contract)


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CWA Canada, the country’s only all-media union and the Canadian Media Guild’s parent union, has a great opportunity for a Student/Associate Membership Co-ordinator. This is a full-time, one-year contract based in Toronto and includes excellent wages and benefits. The successful [Read the full article…]

Equity issues at VICE Canada highlighted by unionization effort


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This post is the seventh in a series called “E-Lancer Writes,” exploring the working conditions, rights, and collective organizing strategies of freelance journalists, interns, and other low-wage or temporary digital media workers. By Errol Salamon The VICE Canada bargaining committee [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance supporting striking Chronicle Herald freelancers


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On January 23rd of this year, the 61 members of the Halifax Typographical Union’s newsroom unit went on strike for a fair deal from the Halifax Chronicle Herald newspaper. While the picket lines remain up, the members still wanted to [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…]