Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Union Announces Plans to Try to Form a Union at the National Post Newspaper

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Union Announces Plans to Try to Form a Union at the National Post Newspaper

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National Post staff launch union drive

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TORONTO - Workers at Postmedia's National Post newspaper have announced plans to try to form a union.

CWA Canada says it's working to organize the employees amid significant challenges in the media business.

Postmedia has made significant cuts across its operations, including the National Post, in recent years as it has worked to slash costs.

The unionization drive follows a controversy over bonuses paid to several top Postmedia executives while the company cut staff.

"We see unionizing as the best way to protect both ourselves and our readers across the country, who suffer every time the newspaper loses a great reporter, photographer, editor or designer to a buyout or a better-paid job with a competitor," the union's organizing committee said in a statement. …

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