Postmedia employees launch organizing drive

Employees in Sun Media Division look to join Unifor
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 04/28/2016

Sun Media Division workers launched an organizing drive to join Unifor.

The Postmedia employees — working in Barrie, Ont. — are attempting to organize under Unifor Local 87-M.

The local currently represents Postmedia/Sun Media employees at other newspapers and websites throughout the province.

Unifor Local 87-M also represents employees at Metroland Media’s Barrie Advance and Midland Mirror newspapers.

“Unionized Sun Media — now Postmedia — employees have long benefitted from having collective agreements,” said Unifor Local 87-M president Paul Morse.

“They’ve made advances in wages, benefits and pensions.”

According to the union, the employees seeking representation are struggling against years of wage freezes and clawbacks in benefits.

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