Union negotiations continue at Free Press

Winnipeg Free PressThe Winnipeg Free Press landed on readers’ doorsteps a little late this morning, and on its website the paper’s editors apologized and cited “production problems” as the cause of the delay.

According to a cbc.ca story, approximately 1,000 unionized workers remained at work on Oct. 1, one day after their contract expired.

The story continues:

“The members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union,
which includes editorial, advertising, circulation and press staff, as
well as newspaper carriers, were in a legal strike position at midnight
Wednesday. Eighty-four per cent favoured strike action in an earlier
vote.”

The issues involved are wages, benefits and job security. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 9.

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