TORONTO, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - Employees at one of Toronto's highest
circulation Chinese-language newspapers, launched a union drive today to
resolve long-term dissatisfaction with wages, benefits and working
An open organizing committee of four employees, from a broad range of
departments at the newspaper, presented management with a letter
announcing the drive at the start of business today.
The employees are seeking to form a union under Local 87M of the
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), Canada's
largest media union. Local 87M, also known as the Southern Ontario
Newsmedia Guild (SONG), has already organized two other Chinese-language
newspapers in Toronto, Sing Tao and World Journal.
"Ming Pao employees want to have a voice in their working lives," said
Brad Honywill, president of CEP Local 87M. "They know, the only way to
do that effectively is to form a union."
CEP Local 87M represents 34 media workplaces across Ontario, including
the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun, London Free
Press, Hamilton Spectator, Waterloo Region Record, Metroland and NOW
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