Radio & Television

Global lays off 14 in Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX - The union representing employees at Global Maritimes (CIHF) today called on the company to expand its local programming, especially news and public affairs. "Global's decision to lay off 14 workers yesterday because of a shift of work to Toronto is upsetting news for everyone," said Peter Murdoch, media vice-president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, in a statement. "We think the network can and should mitigate those job losses by using the savings from this technological change to re-invest in programming in the Atlantic," he added. The laid off workers received notice that the work...