Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Layoffs at CTV Barrie

CTV Barrie is laying off more than a dozen of its employees as part of job cuts announced by Bell Media earlier this month, the Barrie Examiner reports.
They include union employees in creative services, editors, those in promotions, an ENG/EFP shooter, reception, the library and an announcer, along with four non-union staff.
Also leaving CTV is popular, longtime weatherman Bob McIntyre. At 73, he's been in broadcasting for 50 years, and with the Barrie TV station since 1972.
McIntyre was not being laid off but retired to save the job of another local CTV employee. He said he was asked to stay on when he turned 65.
UNIFOR Local 714, which represents union employees at CTV Barrie, said the station lost 25% of its union membership with the layoffs and 26% of the entire station with non-union layoffs – a combined 304 years of service, the most senior person being 41 years. CTV has now lost 75% of its workforce from the peak in 1993, said UNIFOR.

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