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Mobilizing against precarity

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How media workers are organizing to address issues of precarity, and what lessons the labour movement can learn. 

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Three laid off at Brantford Expositor

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Three staff at the Brantford Expositor have been laid off as part of the 200 company-wide job cuts at Sun Media. 

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New CUP/CWA Canada partnership takes “harm reduction” approach to internships

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More and more young people enter the labour market not expecting to be compensated for their labour and not viewing fair treatment as their basic right. Not only does this establish an exploitative pattern for young journalists, it is bad news for all workers, says Katherine Lapointe, CWA Canada–CUP partnership program coordinator. 

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Live chat on internships: No pay, no gain?
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Live chat on internships: No pay, no gain?

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Should interns be paid or unpaid? Join this four-member panel in a theoretical discussion: Melanie Coulson, senior editor at the Ottawa Citizen, did an unpaid internship at Chatelaine; Andrew Langille, Toronto lawyer whose research focuses on unpaid youth labour; Anne Lavrih, manager of intern program at 680News; Adam Shalaby, a TDSB high school teacher who did a paid internship at CBC. Thurs. Nov. 28 from noon to 1 p.m. ET

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Postmedia and union talks break down over contracting out printing of Vancouver Sun and The Province

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Postmedia Network recently announced it will sell the Surrey property where its printing plant is located and either contract out the printing or build a new plant that would require fewer workers. The company imposed a Nov. 18 deadline for an agreement to be reached on staffing levels for a new plant, but the union called the company's demands "too extreme" for it to accept.

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Canadian Media Guild data shows 10,000 job losses in past five years

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The print sector lost nearly twice that of the broadcast sector—6,000 jobs versus 3,700, according to the Canadian Media Guild's preliminary data. Jan Wong summarizes all the recent cuts, cost-saving initiatives and other measures the industry is making to stop the financial bleeding. 

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J-Source launches new Work and Labour section
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J-Source launches new Work and Labour section

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Nicole Cohen, an assistant professor at the University of Toronto Mississauga and co-founder of Shameless magazine, will edit the section dedicated to coverage of contract negotiations, internships, outsourcing and layoffs in Canadian journalism.

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Call for papers on unpaid internships

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Three Canadian professors who teach communication studies are editing a special issue on “interrogating internships” for the open-source journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism and Critique. 

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Rogers Media radio stations see changes in programming, staff following layoffs

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Rogers Media has announced sweeping changes to programming at various radio stations, following the layoffs of 94 staff, and adding more Sportsnet content to its programming. Seven people were laid off at Ottawa’s 1310 News and another 11 at Halifax’s 95.7 News. At Toronto’s 680 News, anchor Ann Doose and entertainment reporter Gloria Martin are among the layoffs. 

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94 layoffs at Rogers Media

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Rogers Media President Keith Pelley said in a memo that 94 staff had been laid off from the company. These layoffs follow an earlier round of cuts in May when the company shut down its 24-hours news CityNews Channel and laid off 62 employees. 

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