You’d be forgiven for not noticing, but The Gazette has just finished going through a labour conflict.
On Friday, the paper reports it has struck a deal with the union representing mailroom employees, who have been locked out since Aug. 7.
The deal will result in job reductions – seven buyouts and three layoffs with severance for a total of 10 jobs lost out of about 60.
On the other hand, the jobs will remain four days a week. The employer had wanted them to switch to five days a week.
Both sides say they are satisfied with the deal, which is good. It’s just unfortunate that it took six months to get to this point.
The lockout also affected a bargaining unit of two platemakers, who came to a deal in December.