Steve Proulx has the scoop on the employer’s demands for the Journal de Montréal union, whose contract expires Dec. 31.
Some are debatable points that the Journal de Québec union eventually conceded, like bringing the work week to a more reasonable 37.5 hours per week (5 days) instead of the spoiled-rotten 32 (4 days), or having people work in multiple media and being able to reuse content online.
Others go against the entire point of having a union, like having carte blanche to subcontract and outsource work.
And then there’s the 20% salary reduction. Ouch.
Needless to say, the union has rejected all of these demands.