New study finds that digital technologies are transforming the work of Canadian journalists—and not for the better.
Continue Reading National study sheds light on journalists’ working conditions in the digital age
Dressed in black, members of the Halifax Typographical Union staged a 15-minute walkout outside the Chronicle Herald building to protest recently announced layoffs.
Continue Reading Union stages walkout and byline strike over Chronicle Herald layoffs
The Toronto Star announced it will hire eight digital journalists who will be paid less than other journalists in the newsroom and is considering another round of editorial buyouts. The Star also laid off 11 full-time page editors and eight staff in the circulation department.
The union sent a bulletin to Toronto Star staff saying management intends to create 17 new digital positions, which would be paid “significantly less” than similar existing positions in the newsroom.
Through most of the 20th century, it was common for newsrooms to have multiple reporters assigned to the labour beat, but now only a handful exist. H.G. Watson reports.
Continue Reading Is reporting on labour issues no longer a ‘sexy’ beat?
Three staff at the Brantford Expositor have been laid off as part of the 200 company-wide job cuts at Sun Media.
More and more young people enter the labour market not expecting to be compensated for their labour and not viewing fair treatment as their basic right. Not only does this establish an exploitative pattern for young journalists, it is bad news for all workers, says Katherine Lapointe, CWA Canada–CUP partnership program coordinator.
Should interns be paid or unpaid? Join this four-member panel in a theoretical discussion: Melanie Coulson, senior editor at the Ottawa Citizen, did an unpaid internship at Chatelaine; Andrew Langille, Toronto lawyer whose research focuses on unpaid youth labour; Anne Lavrih, manager of intern program at 680News; Adam Shalaby, a TDSB high school teacher who did a paid internship at CBC. Thurs. Nov. 28 from noon to 1 p.m. ET
Postmedia Network recently announced it will sell the Surrey property where its printing plant is located and either contract out the printing or build a new plant that would require fewer workers. The company imposed a Nov. 18 deadline for an agreement to be reached on staffing levels for a new plant, but the union called the company's demands "too extreme" for it to accept.