Apr 28, 2016

Postmedia employees launch organizing drive

Employees in Sun Media Division look to join Unifor

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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