Global News lays off 70 staff across country, 21 in Vancouver



Corus-owned Global News has cut nearly 70 jobs across Canada, including 21 in Vancouver, according to the union.

Unifor says camera operators, reporters, anchors, control room staff, make-up artists and other production crew received layoff notices in newsrooms across Canada, with Vancouver taking the biggest hit with 21 job cuts.

“Fewer journalists will be out gathering news from every region from Vancouver to Halifax,” said Unifor president Jerry Dias, in a statement. “If the Maritime newscasts now come from Toronto — how can you still call that local news?”

Unifor says the local evening newscasts in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will be anchored and broadcast from Toronto starting Monday.

Unifor is asking the CRTC to review local news and make strong local coverage a binding condition of license, before it’s too late, as part of the union’s ongoing #savelocalnews campaign.

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Published on February 15, 2018 at 1:38 pm by Voice Over


February 15, 2018 - 2:11 pm


Sad,who got let go here.

February 15, 2018 - 2:18 pm

News watcher

Nothing has surfaced so far. Shaw communications and Shaw-controlled Corus have been on a layoff/attrition tear lately.

February 15, 2018 - 2:26 pm


DeSilva posted she was leaving NW, headed for 1130.

February 15, 2018 - 2:50 pm

Matthew Lausmann

What Gonna Happen To Global Winnipeg Staff

February 15, 2018 - 3:27 pm

News watcher

No such post, at least on Twitter about heading to 1130.

February 15, 2018 - 4:05 pm

Real News

Are viewers leaving MSM news with a narrative, and seeking out factual news from the independent media, leading to decreased ad revenues for MSM and then layoffs ?

February 15, 2018 - 5:44 pm


from the Vernon Morning Star

“Global News has cut nearly 80 media jobs across Canada, and four of those jobs are in the Okanagan.

Veteran reporter Blaine Gaffney and reporter Megan Turcato along with two local cameramen, one in Kelowna and one in Vernon, were laid off.”

February 15, 2018 - 5:59 pm



Corus Entertainment served nearly 70 layoff notices at Global News on Thursday, including six in Winnipeg.

The local positions included four camera operators, a producer, and a news position. The company also won’t fill a vacant spot for a camera operator.

February 15, 2018 - 6:05 pm


from CBC

“The layoffs in the Maritimes include two camera operators in Halifax, one in Saint John, N.B., and one in Fredericton, according to David MacPherson, president of the local.

“We had four, and now we have none,” he said. “It’s not good. Morale in the newsroom is not good. The [camera operators] gather a lot of content for us. It’s going to be more work for fewer people.”
Maritime shows to be hosted out of Toronto

Global News in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will now be hosted by an anchor in a Toronto studio starting Monday, according to Unifor.”

February 15, 2018 - 6:16 pm


As a former cameraman, I was interested in who Global was cutting. To my dismay, I found 10 camera operators cut so far, you know, the professionals that get those great looking shots for you to watch on Television. I guess that if they do not have the crews to get the video, you will see a lot more poor cell phone video. Heck, more times than not, a station will give away a gift ( t shirts, pens, caps, your name on the screen etc) for viewer submitted so who needs quality. Without the quality in all areas of Television, maybe that is one of the reasons why people turn of the TV’s nowadays.

Best wishes to those cameramen who are being let go, I know how important your job was, just wish the suits did.

February 15, 2018 - 9:26 pm


I guys they plan to get a lot of their video footage from twitter and youtube. most millennials feel more comfortable with that anyway.

February 15, 2018 - 9:55 pm

Paul smith

The suits in Canadian media & telcom aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer…Shaw predicted 650 buyouts only to see over 3000 applying…doesn’t give you the ‘warm & fuzzies’ about how well that firm is run.
They now want you to process more of your biz with them online, rather than speaking with someone who can resolve the issue.
Wake up suits or you’ll find not only staff wanting out, but your bread & butter (i.e., customers) leaving as well.
It ain’t rocket science: give good service, customers stay..give bad service, customers say adios!

February 16, 2018 - 1:49 am

Global BC Fan

Who was let from Global BC? anyone got some news? no pun intended.

February 16, 2018 - 7:35 am

Robert Wilson

If anyone knows who has been cut in Vancouver, please let me know. Cut,cut, cut, is there no profit to be made in the country by entertaining and informing people?

February 16, 2018 - 10:36 am


What was that News Watcher?

February 18, 2018 - 6:48 am


I wonder at what point shaw finally gets what it deserves. They abuse their employees and they rip off their customers. If Canada was truly a free market I doubt shaw would last very long.

February 19, 2018 - 1:24 pm


Well gee….maybe if they did not spew FAKE NEWS…..people would listen to their stations…..

February 20, 2018 - 1:31 pm


So who was let go at Global BC?

February 20, 2018 - 2:07 pm

Just sayin’

NW and Global cannot keep chasing the same stories every day, very few of which have legs, and experience to people to not get bored. Lazy reporters and hosts go for low-hanging fruit such as ‘tell us your driving pet peeves’. Programmers worth their salt will tell you, quantity of callers does not equal quality (or ratings).

February 20, 2018 - 2:08 pm

Just sayin’

Oops…expect people to

February 21, 2018 - 8:26 am


Fire Jill Krop already. She is completely lacking in terms of professionalism and has the temperament of a 17 year old girl.


February 23, 2018 - 6:13 pm


To get a list of the unfortunate call UNIFOR.

March 4, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Sean in Vancouver

What happened to the millions that were being saved by shutting down Shaw Vancouver TV? Thought that they were going to reinvest that money into local Global Newscasts?

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