Media

Unifor represents over 11,900 members in the media sector, working in newspaper, broadcast, film, printing and graphical industries - a tight-knit community of workers within the larger labour movement. Unifor members work as reporters, sell advertising, answer phones, write columns, handle cameras, edit stories, anchor news, run presses, design websites, sew costumes and create special effects. Unifor members also work as foreign correspondents and drive-home radio announcers.

Canadians need a strong media sector

This column originally appeared in the Toronto Star.

When Canadians need them most, media outlets are being forced to trim their budgets, and newsrooms, as the pandemic continues to hit the bottom line.

The pandemic, now almost a year long with many dark months still ahead, is both the cause of much of media’s immediate troubles, and one of the big reasons we need it.

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