Global News Cuts Nearly 70 Jobs Nationwide, Including in Winnipeg

Global News Cuts Nearly 70 Jobs Nationwide, Including in Winnipeg

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A Global News cameraman films at the Oliphant Commission in Ottawa, Tuesday April 14, 2009. Unifor says Corus-owned Global News has cut nearly 70 media jobs across Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Global NewsCorus Entertainment served nearly 70 layoff notices at Global News on Thursday, including six in Winnipeg.

The local positions included four camera operators, a producer, and a news position. The company also won’t fill a vacant spot for a camera operator.

Unifor, which represents 12,000 media workers across Canada, says the biggest cuts were felt at Global News Vancouver, where 21 jobs were slashed.

The cuts included reporters, anchors, control room staff, make-up artists and other production crew.

Corus says it will post several new digital, multi-platform journalist positions focused on producing online news.

When asked for comment, a Corus spokesperson directed to an article on the Global News website outlining its restructure plans.


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