During the recent Canada Post strike, corporate and public media lacked fair, critical and accurate coverage, writes Kaley Kennedy in the independent publication The Dominion

During the recent Canada Post strike, corporate and public media lacked fair, critical and accurate coverage, writes Kaley Kennedy in the independent publication The Dominion. Indeed, she adds, there are several complexities reporters and editors seem to miss when it comes to labour reporting:

"For example, during the June 14 partial lockout, CUPW declared the locked out workers to be on strike. This is not because the workers chose to strike that day. By declaring those members on strike, the union was able to protect workers who were not locked out from being pressured or disciplined for refusing to do the work of their locked-out co-workers. It is the responsibility of reporters and editors who intend to cover labour issues to understand these issues in order to cover labour issues fairly and accurately."

This is, however, only one example, adds Kennedy. When it came to media bungles, there were plenty. For more, read the article.

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