Radio & Television

CBC UPDATE: Talks continue in Hull; situation “unacceptable”

OTTAWA – After hearing Labour Minister Joe Fontana label the current CBC labour situation “unacceptable” in a meeting this morning, the CBC and its union, the Canadian Media Guild, stayed on in Hull to keep negotiating. The Guild's full negotiating team was at the meeting, as was CBC president Robert Rabinovitch, human resources vice-president George Smith and management's lead negotiator, Stephen Satchel. The CBC has had about 5,500 employees locked out for seven weeks. “Bargaining resumed immediately after the meeting with Fontana. Smith has stayed on for the talks but Rabinovitch told Fontana it would be "inappropriate" for the president...