TWUC calls for better pay for writers

In a Globe and Mail article The Writers’ Union of Canada Executive Director John Degen says a $12,000 per year income for writers, estimated in a TWUC study, is already out of date and too high. “…it pains me to say that figure already looks a little high, because the earnings landscape has changed drastically in the short time since we took that measure,” Degen said.

Even as the popularity of Canadian writing is on the rise, writers’ incomes are in decline due to: changes in the Copyright Act that have led to a narrowed definition of ‘fair dealing’ among Canadian universities; and a lack of ‘strategic investment’. “If we are to answer the world’s call for ever more Canadian culture, greater investment is a must,” he said.

See Globe & Mail Article

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