Canada's Globe & Mail asks for staff cuts as it seeks to reduce costs

Toronto-based newspaper calls on staff to take up voluntary redundancy offer, despite being able to point to substantial online success

Canada’s Globe & Mail has called on staff to take up a voluntary redundancy offer, reports the Financial Post. According to the article, citing Globe sources, the publisher’s chief executive, Phillip Crawley, told staff the paper needed to cut 40 jobs.

Given that the newspaper has about 650 employees, it is not a savage cutback. But it is further confirmation of the increasingly tough situation facing Canada’s newspaper industry.

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