Thursday, February 2, 2017

J-Source story about the Macleans layoffs

Rogers Media is eliminating about 13 positions at Maclean’s, according to the union that represents its newsroom, writes J-Source Associate editor H.G. Watson.
Unifor Local 87-M believes the downsizing may violate the contract with the employer in several ways and expects to file grievances next week.
Writer Jonathon Gatehouse and photographer Nick Iwanyshyn confirmed on Twitter that they were among those laid off from the magazine.
Rogers Media magazines have already undergone significant layoffs and restructuring.
In September 2016, the Financial Post reported that Maclean’s print schedule would be reduced to once a month in 2017; the print schedules for Chatelaine and Today’s Parent reduced to six times a year; and Canadian Business, Flare, MoneySense and Sportsnet were all moved online and to Rogers magazine app, Texture.

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