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Canadian broadcasters wage labor war on the Web | CNET News.com

22-Aug-05 10:18 pm EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

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Canadian broadcasters wage labor war on the Web | CNET News.com

Interestingly the disgrunteled CBC workforce is setting up its own media website since the strike appears poised to trek on into the fall.  This comes as a blow to Canadians who have been loyal CBC patrons for years – the network has been around since the dawn of broadcasting in the country and with virtually every employee outside of management picketing, the CBC has been struggling to keep even basic news services going.

Already CNet says there’s a union site to keep the audience informed of strike developments.  Even so, it seems unlikely the labour dispute will end with an employee victory – the key issue is job security and it seems unlikely the union will win many concessions on that score from management given the tough market realities in Canada’s broadcast media industry.

CBC Management has its own strike stie here.

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  1. Erika
    22-Aug-05 10:46 pm EDT at 10:46 pm EDT

    lets face it. the whole journalism and news sector has changed. I dont feel sorry for cbc workers. they are already well paid. no one in thse times has job security..a bunch of over paid producers sit in a little room and deicde what kind of spin they think will get ratings and avoid law suits. hate the media now. instead of telling the truth and breaking a scandal, they sit on it, and manufacture a bunch of bullshit so much that ppl dont even think for themselves anymore..(i was in the public eye for about 2-3 years and i was trying todo some good. cbc said they were more afraid of law suits than airing the plights however when they need a real live poor single mother im the first one they call. i hope they go off forever tis one less garbage station that airs crap i have to listen to. they should turn it all into public broadcasting. give it to the people. after all it is our tax dollars that fund those jackasses and by the way there is difference between right and left. both are interested in their job security..the americans have a mob we have a government. same diff

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