The union representing editorial employees is recommending rejection of the Citizen's "final" contract offer tomorrow.
Canwest is offering 2.5%, 2%, 2%, 2% and 2.5% over five years. That's a long contract, and if inflation goes back to the 1980s recession rate of 12%, Citizen staffers would lose more than half of the buying power of their salaries over the life of the deal. With the economy so shaky, they'd be foolish to take anything more than a three-year deal.
Here's what they make now (PDF file).
Ignoring the union's recommendation, the Petfinder journos voted to take the offer.