Friday, May 16, 2008

A Stronger Guild certified

The sector election referendum commitee has certified the vote for last month's election for the Newspaper Guild's highest offices.

The certification confirms Bernie Lunzer as president, Carol Rothman as secretary-treasurer and Connie Knox as sector chairperson

Lunzer and his running mates ran on a platform stressing the changing face of journalism.

"We argued for the need for change within the Guild, to strengthen the Guild with a focus on real member involvement. We will fight for constructive engagement with employers throughout the industry, to respond to the challenges of building a robust, profitable industry across all platforms -- collaborating where possible, fighting where necessary."

This is an exciting time in the journalism industry, and this election demonstrates Guild members' resolve to tackle the issues facing media industry workers with vigor and determination.

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