Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Postmedia Outsourcing Printing of London Free Press; Union Says 135 Jobs Lost

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Postmedia Outsourcing Printing of London Free Press; Union Says 135 Jobs Lost

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Postmedia outsourcing printing of London FP

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TORONTO - The union representing workers at the London Free Press says plans to outsource printing of the southwestern Ontario newspaper will cost 135 employees their jobs.

Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.A), which has announced a number of cuts and consolidations in recent months amid declining revenue in the newspaper business, says Metroland Media Group Ltd. will take over production of the newspaper this fall.

An exact date for the switchover was not disclosed.

Postmedia says the printing of other community dailies and weeklies now being done at the London facility will be moved to other company facilities.

The company did not say how many employees would be affected by the outsourcing deal. …

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