On January 22, 2013 Crikey published an article under the headline: "Fear and loathing at The Global Mail: what went so wrong?" The article made criticisms about The Global Mail's management and its treatment of staff. Crikey now accepts that our report incorrectly asserted that the journalists' union was liaising with Global Mail staff at the time of publication about taking a case to Fair Work Australia. Moreover, it was not Crikey's intention to reflect adversely on the professionalism or qualifications of Global Mail management or staff members. Crikey regrets the hurt and damage caused by our reports, and apologises to The Global Mail and its staff.