One journalist was laid off before being recalled for a work-sharing program and having their hours reduced from three days a week to five, says the union. Another journalist was transferred to the Maple Ridge Times and a circulation worker was laid off. Changes were announced April 3 and implemented April 6.
Updated Oct. 22: Journalists at Black Press’s Lower Mainland papers, including the Peace Arch News, have had their hours restored to full time under Service Canada Work-Sharing Agreements between Oct. 6 and 26 for the duration of the provincial election.
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