Category : Labour

Written on Sep, 27, 2013 by in , , | Leave a comment

Source: j-source.ca The union representing Globe and Mail employees said the company must stop pointing the finger at them for its financial struggles. “There is no denying The Globe is struggling, perhaps failing financially. We get it. But a blame-shifting approach won’t fix The Globe’s very serious problems,” said Sue Andrew, unit chair at the Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild in a memo obtained by Christine Dobby at the Financial Post. “Characterizing Globe employees as having a …

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Source: mediaunion.ca The Kennedy Heights printing plant will be put up for sale immediately and operations there will cease sometime in 2015, the union was told today by Paul Godfrey, CEO of Postmedia. The company presented two possible options going forward. One is contracting out the work currently done at Kennedy Heights. The company has “entered into a contract with Transcontinental” …

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Written on Jun, 20, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: theglobeandmail.com A Conservative bill that would force unions to open their books to the public is running into resistance from an unlikely source: Conservative senators. Senate sources say between 15 and 25 Conservative senators are leaning toward supporting amendments to the bill, a move that would have the effect of preventing it from becoming law before the summer recess. To …

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Written on Jan, 28, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

Some reporters resent rise of assignments born of deals with advertisers. Source: thetyee.ca By Jonathan Sas “I hate it. I hate doing it… It’s not what I signed up for.” That’s the lament of a former Postmedia reporter assigned all too often to write “custom content.” Most of us assume that media outlets still go about producing their news the traditional way …

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Written on Jan, 16, 2013 by in , , | Leave a comment

The striking Saint John seven announced today they are expanding their fight for a fair deal with their employer, Halifax-based Maritime Broadcasting System. They are asking listeners and advertisers of the Halifax MBS Radio stations, FX 101.9 and HAL-FM, to boycott the stations until the strikers reach a deal with the company. Click link to read the entire story    

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Written on Aug, 29, 2012 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: cepr.net Washington, D.C. Unionization in the United States has been on the decline since the 1960s. While many reasons have been offered to explain this drop in the rate of unionization, a new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research highlights the roles that employer opposition to unions and weak labor laws have played in this decline. The report, “Protecting …

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