Thursday, November 1, 2007

Montreal Gazette thinning its ranks

The Canadian Press is reporting that The Montreal Gazette is yet another daily looking to reduce its workforce in the newsroom. Publisher Alan Allnutt released a memo to staffers hoping to convince an undetermined number of them to accept buyouts. He had a meeting with unknown members of the Montreal Newspaper Guild yesterday.

He says in the memo that the move is being driven by the newspaper's market, circulation and readership as well as by other economic factors.

The newspaper is one of several Canadian daily newspapers owned by Canwest Global Communications Corp (TSX:CGS).

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It wasn't known how many employees would be affected. The union contract with the Gazette expires June 1, 2008.

Anyone who has a copy of the memo or knows more about its contents can drop us an email or leave a comment on this entry.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's word going around Edmonton that the Journal offered buyouts to about two dozen senior staffers this week.