Saturday, 26 February 2011

It's over!!!!

Journal de Montreal's 764-day lockout of 253 employees is coming to an end following tonight's 64.1% vote to accept Quebecor's latest offer.

The Montreal Gazette says the deal will see 62 employees return to work, plus one part-time position. The rest will be given a severance package worth a combined $20 million.

The union is not happy with the outcome but media reports say it says it had to recommend acceptance due to the length of the lockout - the longest for journalists in Canadian history.

Overall, a sad slice of Canadian print media history.

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1 comment:

  1. So in the end PKP wins... unions elsewhere take notice, you can't win.