Global News cuts 80 jobs around Canada

Corus Entertainment has cut 80 jobs as part of a restructuring plan of moving resources into digital.

While the company cuts television production jobs, it will be adding another 50 roles for online journalists.

"With digital platforms, our audience no longer is tied to just the locations where we have TV and radio licences, so we will be adding journalists to cover local news in markets where we see opportunity created by the recent closure or consolidation of local newspapers," Troy Reeb, senior vice-president of Global News and Corus Radio told the Globe and Mail.

Unifor is losing 69 members, who would be represented by Unifor Local M1, including roles such as anchors, reporters and make-up artists.

The company says the workers who are losing their jobs will be given a chance to apply.