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Media freedom global pledge comes up short: CWA Canada


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A media freedom global pledge that emerged from a London conference is laudable, but doesn’t go far enough, said CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon, who attended the July 10-11 gathering. “If you really want to make things better, you’ve got to hit [Read the full article…]

Worker Rights in the Gig Economy


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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 [Read the full article…]

The Expert Panel on Modern Federal Labour Standards


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by Don Genova In early May I was asked, in my role as president of the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch, to participate in an exercise called ‘The Expert Panel on Modern Federal Labour Standards’, a panel sponsored by the [Read the full article…]

Toronto: Worker Rights in the Gig Economy forum


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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, [Read the full article…]

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…]