Rogers Media has announced sweeping changes to programming at various radio stations, following the layoffs of 94 staff, and adding more Sportsnet content to its programming. Seven people were laid off at Ottawa’s 1310 News and another 11 at Halifax’s 95.7 News. At Toronto’s 680 News, anchor Ann Doose and entertainment reporter Gloria Martin are among the layoffs.
Rogers Media President Keith Pelley said in a memo that 94 staff had been laid off from the company. These layoffs follow an earlier round of cuts in May when the company shut down its 24-hours news CityNews Channel and laid off 62 employees.
Transcontinental Media has listened to freelancers and revised its latest contract so that contributors retain moral rights and copyright to their work. The contract is an improvement, says the Canadian Media Guild, but it still does not protect the best interests of the writer.
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