The Island of San Serriffe - video
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QuoteFairfax staff angered by outsourcing decisionUnions say Fairfax staff are "shocked and angry" over a management decision to outsource the subediting of its news, business and sports reports.In an announcement to staff this morning, Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood outlined a number of production changes which he conceded "carry some pain". But he said the money saved will be redirected towards recruiting more writers and reporters.Under the changes, the subediting of the group's flagship metropolitan newspapers, including The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, will be outsourced to Australian Associated Press subsidiary Pagemasters.The federal secretary of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, Chris Warren, says the move equates to significant job losses.
QuoteFairfax NZ sending 45 jobs to India - unionNew Zealand's biggest newspaper proprietor Fairfax Media is looking to make up to 45 staff redundant by outsourcing their jobs to India, the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (EPMU) said today.Work compiling newspaper advertisements would go to a creative advertising studio in India, and 10 new "production coordinator" positions would be created in New Zealand, the EPMU said.
QuoteAustralian chief executive of Fairfax Media Ltd, Greg Hywood this week defended the decision to outsource its sub-editing, saying the "re-allocation of resources" would allow the company to "re-invest in the reporting, and writing and design of the papers".