Cutting employee benefits no easy task for HR

Postmedia looks for cost savings with changes
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/01/2017

It wasn’t exactly an announcement as the news was leaked, but Postmedia told employees in March the media company was making considerable changes to their benefits.

“Across Postmedia, we currently have numerous and varied benefit programs, pension plans and other human resources policies like vacation that apply to various employee groups. In order to both achieve harmony across our operations and to ensure the affordability of these programs going forward, we are making changes that will apply to everyone,” said a memo outlining the changes on

“Once complete, Postmedia will have a harmonized program that is aligned across the organization.”