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John Belcarz / Dan Zeidler post-secondary education/training memorial scholarships

I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the John Belcarz / Dan Zeidler post-secondary education/training memorial scholarships. Two scholarships of $1,000 each are available.

The accompanying attachments contain a poster and application form in English and French (also available on our website: Please circulate this information to your members.
In solidarity,
Martin O’Hanlon
President, CWA/SCA Canada

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National election at CWA Canada under way


This is a national election year for CWA Canada and the nomination period is now open for two senior leadership positions.

All members are eligible to run for office or nominate someone as a candidate for President and/or Vice-president, the posts currently held by Martin O’Hanlon and Lois Kirkup, respectively.

The deadline for submitting nominations is noon on Thursday, April 16.

If an election is required, a campaign and voting period of 35 days would immediately follow, during which each union Local can decide how it wants to conduct the vote.

Locals can opt to hold a vote in the workplace or have ballots sent directly to members who would then mail them to head office in Ottawa in a prepaid envelope.

The President of CWA Canada, which is a full-time paid position, and the Vice-president serve four-year terms.

The official election notice and nomination form are available on the CWA|SCA Canada website.


For more information, contact CWA|SCA Canada Election Committee member Scott Edmonds.



election notice

nomination form (bilingual)

Scott Edmonds

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Memo-Postmedia Strikes 316m Deal to Buy Sun Media English Papers



Associate Editor Tamara Baluja has obtained memos sent by Postmedia Network and Sun Media to their respective employees.

CEO Paul Godfrey notes that Postmedia Network has agreed to buy 175 English language publications from Sun Media. 

Today we announced perhaps the biggest news in the Canadian news media industry since the day Postmedia was formed. Our company has entered into an agreement with Quebecor Inc. to purchase all of Sun Media’s English language publications and associated digital properties. That’s 175 daily newspapers, community weeklies, trade publications, magazines and related digital properties from 5 provinces across Canada.

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New Service Provider for our Employee and Family Assistance Program

The Times Colonist, The Guild, Mailer’s Union, and UNIFOR are pleased to announce that Walmsley will be the new service provider for our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) effective July 1, 2014.  The EFAP is a confidential, professional short term counselling and assessment service. Employees, spouses, and dependant children are able to access the service at no charge to them. The service provides assistance with personal and/or family issues such as but not limited to: depression, addictions, relationships, grief and loss, and parenting issues. If the person requires longer term counselling the counsellor will refer he/she to an appropriate provider in the community.


Read more on our sick plan page and to get access to their site

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