Two Canadian media unions are calling on Postmedia president and CEO Paul Godfrey to give back his $900,000 “retention bonus.” Unifor local 87-M and CWA Canada both released statements calling on Godfrey and four other executives to give back bonuses totalling more than $2 million.
“Godfrey has all but destroyed a once-venerable newspaper chain. And it’s not because newspapers aren’t making money — they are. It’s because he needs to feed profits to predatory hedge fund lenders who keep him in their pocket with these big bonuses,” CWA president Martin O’Hanlon said in a release. “Why should people care? Thousands of jobs lost. A newspaper chain collapsing. Communities hurt. Journalism in decline. All so that rich investors can make yet more money.”
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