JOBS will be lost at The Border Mail because of a change to pre-press operations across several Fairfax regional sites.
General manager David Bowring confirmed yesterday up to three jobs could go in the Wodonga pre-press department.
A Fairfax spokesman said technical advertising and production advertising make-up work at Wodonga, Launceston, Ballarat and Wagga would be done by specialist advertising and design production firm 2adpro.
“There has been extensive consultation with impacted employees and the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union since the company made its proposal on March 5,” the spokesman said.
“The move expands existing arrangements that Fairfax has in place with 2adpro, an international company that delivers quality services to media companies.
“Quality will be maintained for readers and advertisers.
“The arrangements don’t change where the newspapers are printed.”
Wodonga will continue to have specialist advertising positions, as will the other sites.
“However, up to 27 full-time employees across the four sites may be eligible for a redundancy payment in the event that suitable redeployment options cannot be found,” the spokesman said.
“Fairfax Regional Media has been progressively rationalising pre-press operations through hubbing arrangements in response to the changes in the media industry, both locally and globally, and the ongoing market environment that is challenging for Fairfax and other media companies alike.”