If you have lost your job or taken a package because of downsizing in 2009, you are eligible for $500 from the Canadian Media Guild’s Canadian parent union, CWA Canada, toward any training or education course.
CWA Canada developed the grant program in response to widespread job cuts in the media industry. The union will provide $500 to each eligible Guild member who provides CWA Canada proof of payment for a skills training or education course of their choice. The course does not have to be related to the media.
Alternatively, members can take a course offered by CWA/Nett, a program of our US parent union, the Communications Workers of America. CWA/Nett provides online and in-person training designed to help media workers expand their skills. All claims must be submitted by the end of 2009.
Members who are eligible for the grant will receive a letter at their home with more information. In the meantime, to learn more, including a list of CWA/Nett courses, click here:
In the meantime, to learn more, including a list of CWA/Nett courses, click here.