Category Archives: UNIONS

Meet Jack Wilson

Alberta retiree Jack Wilson is a member of our executive and working committee. Let’s let Jack tell us why he joined the Council.

I have been a member of the Communications Workers of Alberta Local 30400 since I helped organize the Wall to Wall chapter at the daily Red Deer Advocate in 1992. At the time the unit had more than 150 members but has been eroded to about 105.

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Retired Ottawa sportswriter off to hall of fame

“Tom Casey is just one of those guys – always a smile and always a friend,” says Tony Cote who worked with Casey.  Cote, who is also retired and is an executive member with the CWA Canada Retirees Council,  was an Action Line columnist with the Ottawa Citizen. Tom Casey“Heck, Casey even heard the call and joined the executive of the Ottawa Newspaper Guild in the 1980s,” says Cote, ” a welcome and valuable addition. As a journalist, you could always count on Casey to not only get the story but to get it right.Does he deserve his place in the Hall? Absolutely.” For the full Ottawa Citizen story  about Tom Casey  follow the link below: Tom Casey heading to hall

Retired journalist returns to labour roots

In his recent video, Made in the USA: Tim Hudak’s Plan to Cut Your Wages, retired journalist  Bill Gillespie exposes the truth about the Ontario Conservative leader’s right-to-work crusade.

Even though Hudak is reported to have retreated from his crusade, workers are gearing up to take him on in the next provincial election.

Gillespie’s story was featured in a recent  CWeh! Canada newsletter.




Are Ontario’s Tories backtracking?

Have Tim Hudak’s Ontario Tories backed down from their attack on organized labour in Ontario? After not winning the by-election in Niagara Falls, the Ontario Tory leader told the Toronto Region Board of Trade that he and his party have no plans to implement their U.S. style right to work proposals. Does this mean they have seen the light and are finally listening to some of their own members who have expressed concern over the policy? No, says The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).

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Media retirees stay connected

By Terry LeDrew

My union was always there for me, from early days of NABET, to the CMG today. My one regret is having waited 25 years before I mustered the guts to run as VP locally, then for national director of small stations. My time in that position was the happiest and most fulfilling experience I’d had with CBC.

So last weekend (CWA Canada retirees founding meeting) was like coming home.

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Media-savvy retirees eager to fight for social justice

The CWA Canada Retirees Council was officially launched following a  day of spirited debate and discussion in a hotel boardroom in Toronto on November 2, 2013. The media-savvy activists from across the country, with decades of experience and time on their hands, were keen to get moving right away.

Gerry Jones,  elected as the Council’s executive chair, said they will now “be able to do more to support our brothers and sisters in defending things that re important to them, such as public broadcasting, journalism, union rights, pensions and benefits.

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