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Photo: Darren Pittman
NRC attendees
A banner day
Delegates to the Fall National Representative Council of CWA Canada were
treated to the official unveiling of the union's new banner that can be displayed
at public events such as annual Labour Day parades.

HALIFAX 26 December 08
Local to choose president early in new year
CBC 18 DECEMBER 08
Historic deal improves benefits, job security
SUN MEDIA 16 December 08
Union deplores Quebecor's massive job cuts
SCHNEIDER FOODS 29 November 08
Layoffs pretty much wipe out office-worker union's executive
KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD 28 NOVEMBER 08
Sudden layoffs leave newsroom staff reeling
ANNUAL REPORT 18 November 08
Job cuts for CanWest's Canadian moneymakers; bonanza bonus bucks for Australian losers
4TH QUARTER 14 NOVEMBER 08
Job slashing fails to save CanWest from investors' anxiety
BROADCASTING 30 October 08
Guild applauds CRTC for establishing local television program fund
OTTAWA / MONTREAL 29 OCTOBER 08
Management at CanWest newspapers tries to stifle union solidarity
THE GAZETTE 24 OCTOBER 08
Montrealers rally behind union fighting CanWest's exporting of jobs outside Quebec
MONTREAL 10 October 08
As negotiations continue, journalism students asked to scab for Gazette
MONTREAL 02 October 08
Gazette staff yank bylines, work to rule to protest management stonewalling in contract talks
MONTREAL 29 SEPTEMBER 08
Gazette employees arm their negotiators with 86% strike mandate
OTTAWA CITIZEN 22 SEPTEMBER 08
Guild members accept 'final offer' after warning letter from publisher
OTTAWA CITIZEN 17 September 08
Guild urges members to reject newspaper's 'final' offer
THE GAZETTE 17 September 08
Montreal negotiators seek strong strike mandate
to preserve contracts' jurisdiction language
OTTAWA CITIZEN 12 SEPTEMBER 08
Ottawa Local votes 83% in favour of strike mandate
OTTAWA CITIZEN 10 September 08
CanWest newspaper's paltry wage offer spurs Guild to hold strike vote
OTTAWA / MONTREAL 25 August 08
Members mobilize at 2 CanWest newspapers to show support for bargaining teams
CWA|SCA CANADA 25 August 08
Union joins effort to free Albertan journalist abducted in Somalia
OTTAWA / MONTREAL 22 AUGUST 08
Locals to rally in support of bargaining teams in tough negotiations
OTTAWA CITIZEN 21 AUGUST 08
Guild members' online feature among best in world
TNG-CWA 20 August 08
Young activist selected to help build diversity in union leadership
TNG-CWA 18 August 08
Union's progress on human rights, equity issues a revelation to newcomer
OTTAWA CITIZEN 30 July 08
Insulting monetary offer sparks move to mediation
THE GAZETTE 28 July 08
Jurisdiction to take centre stage when bargaining resumes in Montreal
OTTAWA CITIZEN 23 July 08
Hard-pressed newspaper employees seek major wage increases
CBC 14 July 08
Settlement means new opportunities for employee of colour
TNG-CWA ELECTIONS 02 July 08
Saxberg winner of race for Canada East VP

GUILD REPORTER 20 JUNE 08
Farewell
Linda Foley, who failed in the TNG-CWA spring election to retain her position as president of The Newspaper Guild, bids a gracious adieu.   »»

Tributes

Arnold Amber, Director, CWA|SCA Canada:
A reign marked by tenacity, toughness, passion

Eric Geist, TNG-CWA Administrative Director:
Picking a tough time to be a union activist

Bruce Nelson, Staff Representative:
'Whoever has the most fun, wins'

BEACON HERALD 16 JUNE 08
Strike vote, conciliation lead to 3-year deals at Stratford daily
THE GAZETTE 07 June 08
Guild secures enhanced financial package for laid-off workers
SAULT STE. MARIE 05 JUNE 08
Ad agency staffers ratify 3-year deal that brings financial security
JOURNALISM AWARDS 29 MAY 08
Canadian Press, Kingston Whig-Standard win national honours
MONTREAL NEWSPAPER GUILD 28 MAY 08
Union strategy aims to thwart massive layoff in Gazette circulation department
TNG-CWA ELECTIONS 21 MAY 08
International vote installs new leaders of Newspaper Guild
Delayed elections at 5 Locals to determine next Canada East VP
THE GAZETTE 12 MAY 08
CanWest bent on eviscerating circulation department at Montreal daily
NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AWARDS 11 May 08
2 Ottawa Guild members win journalism awards
TNG-CWA ELECTIONS 01 MAY 08
Rescheduling of vote at one Local to delay release of results
CWA CANADA 29 April 08
Executive has 4 new members, a 5th to come
CWA CANADA 22 April 08
Delegates to council meeting to tackle job slashing in newspaper industry
WINDSOR STAR 21 April 08
Newspaper workers make modest contract gains despite ailing economy
TNG ELECTIONS 14 April 08
Hotly contested leadership race firing up Canadian members
CANADIAN MEDIA GUILD 04 April 08
CBC axing 32 positions in shutdown of Newsworld Calgary,
but creating 25 TV news jobs in Alberta
CWA CANADA 02 April 08
Amber, O'Hanlon retain director, deputy posts
MAPLE LEAF/SCHNEIDER 01 April 08
Office workers ratify 5-year deal with 10% pay increase
GRIEVANCE 29 March 08
CMG and CBC reach settlement on 2005 outsourcing of publicity
CWA|SCA CANADA 18 March 08
Amber, O'Hanlon seek re-election to top posts
NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AWARDS 17 MARCH 08
Union members rack up journalism awards nominations
MAPLE LEAF/SCHNEIDER 10 March 08
White-collar workers at food products operation to hold ratification vote on tentative 5-year contract
SPRING VOTE 07 MARCH 08
Dates set for election of top jobs at CWA Canada, Newspaper Guild
CANADIAN MEDIA GUILD 06 MARCH 08
Supreme Court of Canada declines to review arbitrator's ruling
EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS 27 FEBRUARY 08
North Bay Local puts on fresh face for 2008
TNG-CWA ELECTIONS 26 February 08
Pittman's entry creates contest for Eastern VP position
MONTREAL GAZETTE 22 FEBRUARY 08
Guild 'plays hardball' to prevent CanWest's massive layoff
TELUS DISPUTE 21 FEBRUARY 08
CanWest fails in attempt to invalidate struck-work clauses in union agreements
CWA CANADA 14 FEBRUARY 08
Nominations period to open soon for positions of Director, Deputy
THE GAZETTE 12 FEBRUARY 08
CanWest's classified ads plan makes job security chief concern in Montreal bargaining
THANK YOU NOTE 04 February 08
Zeidler's sisters express appreciation
SCHNEIDER / MAPLE LEAF 01 FEBRUARY 08
'Real negotiations' could spawn tentative deal in Kitchener
CANADIAN MEDIA GUILD 01 FEBRUARY 08
Layoffs hard on heels of CanWest's takeover of Alliance Atlantis
NORTH BAY 25 JANUARY 08
Longtime activist Seguin 'retiring from labour movement'
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS 15 January 08
From grumpy to gratified: Broadcaster's technical operations employees find salvation in unionization
HALIFAX CHRONICLEHERALD 14 January 08
Planned strike vote switches to ratification nod to 4-year deal
SCHNEIDER / MAPLE LEAF 10 JANUARY 08
New employer, old attitudes shape bargaining at food products operation

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