Apple Daily Taiwan announces layoff plan

News department editors and salespeople hit by paper's latest cost-cutting exercise

Taiwan News
Date: =2020/03/06
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Apple Daily building in Neihu, Taipei City. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the closure of sister company Next Magazine on Feb. 29, leading Taiwan newspaper publication the Apple Daily has revealed a layoff plan for editors and salespeople.

Launched in Taiwan in 2003 and founded by Hong Kong entrepreneur Jimmy Lai (黎智英), Apple Daily is one of the country's largest newspapers. People familiar with the matter told UDN the cut is larger than the "workforce adjustments" it has made over the years.

The news agency's labor union reportedly received a notice from the top on Thursday (March 5), which informed union leaders of the layoff plan prior to the announcement officially made to employees. Union leaders forwarded the message to the union's Facebook group and said the organization would ensure the rights of those being sacked.    [FULL  STORY]

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