We spoke with CFU Executive members about their work lives, their struggles as freelancers, and why they became union members and compiled their responses*. Read on to learn more about the people guiding your union and their thoughts on where to go from here.Read more
On March 2, the CFU presented a workshop called: Know Your Rights to student journalists at Concordia University's newspaper The Link. You can find the presentation here.
"BREAKING: New labour law is coming!"
"Bill 148 – has officially finished the amendment process and will now be going for 3rd reading. We expect the final vote to take place on Wednesday, November 22, probably quite early in the day."
Pottersfield Press has published such distinguished nonfiction authors as Harold Horwood, Thomas Raddall, Joan Baxter, Neil Peart, Jon Tattrie, Steven Laffoley, Lindsay Ruck, Jim Lotz, Claire Mowat, Harry Thurston and many others. Now the press hopes to further enhance its creative nonfiction publishing program with the first annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction.Read more
Call for Submissions for the 2017 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards for Social Justice Writing
The Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards for Social Justice Writing are seeking submissions commencing Monday, March 13, 2017. The closing date is Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5 PM PST.
Canadian freelance writers in the process of completing a book or magazine article for publication are eligible and the awards give special regard to those writing in the area of social justice.
Information about the awards can be found on the website www.greberwritingaward.com
Detailed eligibility requirements can be found at http://www.greberwritingaward.com/submissions.htm.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has partnered with the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) to find ways to improve support for member-families with child care responsibilities and for Canadian families more generally.
With this in mind, the CRRU is conducting an online survey of parents and parents-to-be across the country who are (or whose partner is) expecting a baby or who are on paid/unpaid maternity/parental leave. The survey will help assess how parents learn about child care options - where do they get their information, what they look for and what barriers they encounter. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and is entirely anonymous.
We share this link in solidarity, and hope you will as well.
Canadian Freelance Union Condemns the Charges Against Journalist Justin Brake in Newfoundland and Labrador
Journalist Justin Brake is facing up to 10 years in prison for covering the indigenous protests against the construction of the Muskrat Falls hydro plant in Newfoundland and Labrador.Read more