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Feb 24, 2014 - Posted by Bruce Gillespie

There are those who say that many of the reasons we need a national, public broadcaster no longer exist because of new technologies. But Jo-Ann Roberts, Canadian Media Guild member and CBC host of All Points West, argues that it is those very technologies, and who controls them, that makes the CBC more important than ever.

Sep 26, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The union representing Globe and Mail employees says the company is being confrontational and counterproductive by telling them they’re entitled and suggesting the collective agreement is somehow impeding the company’s success

Apr 29, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Toronto Star union has put together a proposal which it says will avoid most layoffs and save the company 50 per cent more than contracting out editing services to Pagemasters North America. The union presented its plan for $1.46 million in annual savings to management on Friday and are expecting a response Tuesday at 11:30 a.m, says union chair Stuart Laidlaw.

Apr 21, 2012 - Posted by Janice Neil

The 2011 Michener Award for meritorious public-service journalism to be awarded on May, 10, 2012, includes these finalists:

Jan 19, 2010 - Posted by Regan Ray
The Toronto Star has reached an agreement with the Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild regarding the union's proposed alternatives to outsourcing. The Star will not be outsourcing its pagination and copy editing work, but ad building and other work in the pre-publishing division will still be contracted out.

In a memo to employees (the full text of the memo is pasted below), Star publisher John Cruickshank told employees that "this alternative to contracting out will still result in a number of layoffs in the newsroom, with details on specific numbers to be communicated as soon as possible." In November...
Dec 11, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
About one month after the Toronto Star asked employees to consider voluntary severance packages, the newspaper announced that 166 staffers have applied and been accepted. In addition, the company laid off...
Nov 20, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
Montreal newspaper La Presse has reached an agreement in principle with three unions including the union that handles editorial and newsroom staff...
Nov 09, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
The Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec (FPJQ) is holding its annual conference starting Nov. 14 in Sherbrooke, Que. Along with seminars and professional development workshops, the conference also gives members a chance to vote on its board of directors. Current FPJQ president François Bourque isn't running again. On his blog...
Nov 03, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
[Note: This post has been updated] The Toronto Star is "seriously considering contracting out segments of work" and is therefore asking employees to consider voluntary severance packages in advance of likely layoffs, Star publisher John Cruickshank told staff today in a memo. In a note to employees (the full text of this memo is pasted at the bottom of this post.), Cruickshank told staff...
Oct 29, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
Montreal's La Presse has reached a deal with four of the eight employee unions it deals with, the newspaper announced. At the beginning of Sept., La Presse threatened...
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