Radio & Television

Union wants cuts, sale, stopped

OTTAWA – The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union wants the CRTC to stop the layoffs at CHUM Television announced today – despite the fact the Commission has no such power. "We think there is a direct link between this sale and the shut down yesterday (sic) of significant parts of CHUM's news gathering capacity across the country," said Peter Murdoch, media vice-president of CEP Canada. CHUM announced that 281 positions would be eliminated due to several show cancellations and reallocation of resources. Much of the savings will be applied to technology upgrades, says the company. "Regulators need to intervene now...
 

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.