Toronto Star Lays Off Classified Department

TORONTO STAR BEGINS PROCESS OF DIVERTING JOBS TO BUFFALO, NEW YORK

According to the Communications,Energy And Paperworkers Union of Canada, The Toronto Star has contracted out its’ advertising department requirements to an AMERICAN FIRM that will now perform the duties of selling classified ads to Canadians instead of CANADIAN workers doing that job. Many longstanding employees will lose their positions and will be left in the cold as a result of the Toronto Star decision to axe their positions in favour of American workers.
A firm in Buffalo, New York was hired to replace more than 25 unionized workers in a bid to apparently save 1.5 million dollars annually. The union representing the workers disputes this claim stating that the employees collectively at best earn only 1.3 million per year.
The Star recently shed more than 35 full time long time advertising positions in an effort to shore up sagging advertising revenues.
Similar situations are spreading across the entire media industry as the global recession continues its melting down of all global economic activities.


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