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Pacific Newspaper Group Contract Ratified Saving 21 Jobs

Thursday April 20, 2017

Paul Godfrey, President and CEO of Postmedia and Brian Gibson, President of the Media Union of BC, Unifor Local 2000 are pleased to announce that the tentative collective agreement announced on April 15, 2017 was ratified at a vote of members on April 19, 2017.

“This is a good example of management and the union working together to find efficiencies within the collective agreement that allowed us to preserve content and invest in our editorial products,” said Paul Godfrey.

Gibson said the deal is good for both the public and the workers at Pacific Newspaper Group.

“Because of the hard work done by the bargaining committee we were able to find ways to preserve as many jobs as possible and keep strong local voices in the Vancouver Sun and Province,” said Gibson.

About Postmedia Network Inc:
Postmedia Network Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.A, PNC.B), is a Canadian newsmedia company representing more than 200 brands across multiple print, online, and mobile platforms. Award-winning journalists and innovative product development teams bring engaging content to millions of people every week whenever and wherever they want it. This exceptional content, reach and scope offers advertisers and marketers compelling solutions to effectively reach target audiences. For more information, visit www.postmedia.com.

About Unifor:
Unifor is Canada's top media union, with more than 315,000 members, including 12,000 journalists and media workers across Canada. It was founded Labour Day weekend in 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union merged.

For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at ian.boyko@unifor.org or 778-903-6549 and Phyllise Gelfand, Vice President of Communications, Postmedia 416-442-2936 or pgelfand@postmedia.com