Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Buyouts bash Feb. 11

While colleagues hoisted a few glasses for Lew Fournier Friday night following his last shift at the Toronto Sun, another sendoff for seven other departing vets is scheduled for February.

Sun organizers have booked The Jason George, 100 Front St., for Wednesday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. A $10 donation per person is being requested to cover costs.

Lew, leaving the print biz after 45 years, was apparently anxious to sink his toes into warm beach sand far from the deep freeze called Ontario.

But the others, including Bob McConachie, Kaarina Leinala, Melinda Kryk, Sheila Chidley and Sarah Green will be on hand Feb. 11 for their sendoff.

Buyouts seven and eight haven't been announced.

As for jobs saved by the buyouts, TSF sources say reporters Don Peat, Bryn Weese and Jenny Yuen are back from the brink, as are photographers Ernest Doroszuk and Dave Abel.

More to come as the end of the eight-week notice period from Black Tuesday (Dec. 16) nears.

1 comment:

  1. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090126.RJOURNAL26/TPStory/?query=quebecor

    I've got to brush up on my French based on those salaries! Sacre blue!