Note: Union president Brian Gibson was tied up in meetings when the Globe and Mail tried to reach him. Later, he emailed the Globe reporter: “We were notified in a call about the plan to move to remote work permanently and sub-leasing some of the office space but have not been given any details.”
By XIAO XU, Globe and Mail, April 6
Postmedia is shuttering its Vancouver newsrooms and asking its journalists to work from home permanently.
It’s the latest move by the media company – which owns more than 130 brands, including the National Post, Vancouver Sun, The Province and Montreal Gazette – to shrink costs.
In an internal memo obtained by The Globe and Mail and sent by Harold Munro, editor-in-chief for The Vancouver Sun and Province on Thursday morning, journalists at the papers were informed that their newsroom and office space will go on the market as early as next week.
“This is to inform you that Postmedia plans to sublease the newsroom and office space.”