La Presse seeks to eliminate 37 jobs through voluntary resignations

Unionized employees of La Presse met Thursday morning at the Palais des Congrès after receiving a summons from their employer, and learned their company wants to eliminate 37 jobs through voluntary resignations.

The job cuts are aimed at reducing labour costs and were announced as contract negotiations continue between La Presse, which earlier this year transformed itself into a non-profit organization, and its unionized personnel.

La Presse employs about 230 editorial employees out of a total staff of 550.

Thursday’s announcement is not the first time management has sought to reduce staff by voluntary resignations.

Last May, La Presse chairman Pierre-Elliott Levasseur said that the rise of online giants like Facebook and Google had caused advertising revenue to drop. La Presse, despite a solid readership and being the first news platform in Quebec to transform into a…

Original published: 2018-11-08 16:38:37 Read the full Montreal News here

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