Toronto Star Collective Agreement
“Instead of sending more jobs out of the country, Unifor is proposing that Torstar invest first in Canadian workers and employ people in their readers` communities,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President, who is calling for an immediate meeting with NordStar owners Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett to find solutions. Torstar Corporation is a leading media organization with a long and proud history in newspapers and a passion for using the fluid world of digital and mobile media. Torstar`s vision for success is driven by a deep customer-centric obsession, continuous journalistic excellence, advanced data competence, and a selfless, focused, agile, collaborative, results-oriented culture. The successful candidate will be an advocate for these priorities while keeping the client at the center of any creative work he/she will do. The Toronto Star is looking for young journalists for our one-year reporting internship. This internship is open to students and students, or less than five years after graduation, who have never held a full-time tenure in a company that publishes daily news. Interns work with full-time employees in a challenging but supportive environment. All Toronto Star internships are paid contract positions. We cannot host volunteers, short-term internships or co-op students. One-year reporting period The union plans to submit a proposal that could position Torstar as the market leader in classified services and retain media jobs in Canada. Under hamilton Spectator`s collective agreement, the union has six weeks to present an alternative to the layoffs. “We are amazed at the speed of this aggressive outsourcing process,” said Paul Morse, president of Unifor Local 87-M, which represents Spectator employees.
“Less than three months ago, when they were trying to buy Torstar, Bitove and Rivett promised shareholders that they would invest in the Canadian media giant if they sold their shares to them and made them take the company privately. This is the antithesis of this promise. Local Unifor union leaders backed the deal over the weekend and called on workers to ratify the deal on Sunday. John D`Agnolo, chairman of the negotiating committee, described the negotiations as “a very intense few weeks of negotiations”. Dean Stoneley, chief executive director of Ford of Canada, said the agreement solidifies the company`s Canadian operations as a leader in advanced automotive manufacturing. . . .