Friday, 11 December 2009

New CUPE video

CUPE has released a 23-minute bilingual documentary on the 16-month Journal de Quebec lockout, with an inside look at how the 252 employees published their free and popular MediaMatin tabloid.

MediaMatin was published weekdays and handed out on Quebec City streets by the locked out employees throughout the dispute. Circulation was about 40,000 daily.

Meanwhile, the 253 locked out Quebecor's Journal de Montreal employees are approaching the first anniversary of their January 2009 lockout.

The Montreal employees have a web paper, Rue Frontenac.

1 comment:

  1. Neat little documentary...shows that a union can make a difference when motivated or pushed.

    Let's hope union shops at other papers watch this and take heed when/if PKP comes pushing and shoving his mandate again.