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A new Canadian Freelance Union (CFU) executive has been elected to represent the freelancers for the coming two-year term.

Shady Afify, Editor-in-chief of Media in Toronto, has been elected Ontario Director, while Robert Murdock was elected as the president of the CFU.

Other CFU executive include Janet Sherbanowski as vice president, Sarj Sabharwal for the British Comobia, Paula Kirman for the Prairies, Nora Loreto for Quebec.

The Canadian Freelance Union is a Community Chapter branch of Unifor, and is a different type of Union.

Membership is open to everyone who identifies as a freelance worker in the media, communications or information sector who have a connection to Canada and/or the Indigenous Peoples within the boundaries of Canada. The CFU represents some of the best freelance communicators in the country as well as those just getting started in their careers.

As a community chapter of Unifor, The CFU benefit from the experience, skills, and power of Unifor (Canada’s largest private-sector union with 310,000 members). It also has the independence and flexibility to be highly responsive to issues as they arise and to use fresh approaches to connect and engage members across the country

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