Two groups of independent freelancers are coming together to form a new organization within CWA Canada! Members of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) resoundingly voted on Tuesday to join colleagues from the Freelance Branch of the Canadian Media Guild (CMG), CWA Canada's largest Local, in forming the Canadian Freelance Guild.
CWA Canada President Martin O'Hanlon welcomed the new group, saying it will revitalize the campaign for freelancer rights. "This is a new chapter in our years-long effort to organize freelancers and other precarious workers," said O'Hanlon. "The union of the two groups into a bigger organization will strengthen the fight for freelancer rights. Standing together is the only way freelancers can ensure better contracts and respect for the valuable work they do."
When officially constituted in April, members of the Canadian Freelance Guild will include writers, photographers, podcasters, videographers, graphic designers, and more.