Friday, 30 April 2010

Metro deal

SONG and Metro reached a tentative deal early this morning for 70 employees at the free Toronto daily, says SONG president Brad Honywill.

Negotiations continued past the 12:01 a.m. deadline and the tentative deal will be voted on by the editorial, sales, production and office workers Monday, he said in a press release.

That is one down, six more (Sun Media) spring contract negotiations to go for Honywill at the Sarnia Observer, Chatham News, London Free Press, Simcoe Reformer, Stratford Beacon-Herald (advertising), Brantford Expositor, Niagara Falls Review, Belleville Intelligencer and Pembroke Observer.


  1. In further Sun Media cuts...the Peterborough Examiner building went up for sale this week. Looking for a smaller building for the third of the staff that are left.

  2. the Metro deal has been approved by the union membership, the company has allowed for the creation of a wage grid, ending the practice of having employees work for years without rising to a higher salary level. Metro also wanted to make employees pay for part of their health insurance and to take away free parking for night staff, but it backed down on both of those in the face of threatened job action