Changes com­ing to Post plant

Cape Breton Post - - BUSINESS - BY CAPE BRETON POST STAFF news@cb­post.com

Changes com­ing at the Cape Breton Post press will see an in­crease in print­ing work and a de­crease in some part-time pack­ag­ing po­si­tions.

Be­gin­ning mid-June, the Post will print an es­ti­mated 6,500 copies of the Chron­i­cle Her­ald daily. These pa­pers will be de­liv­ered across Cape Breton and as far as Antigo­nish.

At the same time, some of the flyer pack­ag­ing work cur­rently han­dled in Syd­ney will move to SaltWire’s au­to­mated pro­duc­tion plant in Hal­i­fax.

The changes to pack­ag­ing op­er­a­tions will re­sult in the elim­i­na­tion of 28 part-time mail­room jobs at the Post, but the com­pany an­tic­i­pates that over time the changes will re­sult in the cre­ation of sev­eral full-time po­si­tions in both Syd­ney and Hal­i­fax.

“This move is crit­i­cal to en­sure we are fo­cused on im­prov­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity through­out the or­ga­ni­za­tion,” said Ian Scott, SaltWire Net­work’s chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer.

Staff mem­bers af­fected have been given no­tice and sev­er­ance pack­ages.

SaltWire Net­work owns more than 30 daily and weekly news­pa­pers in At­lantic Canada, in­clud­ing the Cape Breton Post.

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