Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Union calls for independent investigation into Toronto Star reporter’s death

"The union that represents employees of the Toronto Star is calling on the newspaper’s management to organize an independent, third-party investigation into the death of one of its reporters and the 'events surrounding the tragedy.'” Sean Craig of the National Post reports.
“'We want the third-party investigator’s mandate to include workplace health and safety, and harassment issues,' said the memo, signed by UNIFOR’s Steve Gjorkes.
"According to a memo obtained by the National Post, Unifor Local 87-M made the request to company officials Tuesday, after the death of global environment reporter Raveena Aulakh, 42, on the weekend of May 28"
"Sources confirmed to the Post that Aulakh took her own life. She left a note in the newsroom, which was discovered by colleagues.
"Aulakh requested that no obituary be published in the paper, and sources confirmed that the Star and its staff are honouring her request."

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