Changes coming to Post plant
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.