CBC to lose another 400 jobs by March
By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor
CBC will lose another 400 jobs by March 2015.
Canadian Media Guild, the union representing CBC employees, said management has informed them of the impending cuts, which would bring the total number of cuts to CBC at the end of this fiscal year to 1,057.
The company will also lose another 400 in March 2016 and potentially more jobs by 2020, the guild reported to its members.
“We are angered to see that cuts at CBC continue at a time when a growing number of Canadians and politicians alike are calling for increased funding to make sure the public broadcaster can serve Canadians and continue the legacy of unequaled coverage and programming,” said Marc-Philippe Laurin, CMG’s president at CBC.
Guild leaders will meet with CBC management next week to get details on the exact number of CMG jobs affected and how programs and services will be affected.
“The union will continue to lobby all political parties to reverse the cuts, and increase the federal government’s financial support for CBC/Radio-Canada,” said CMG president Carmel Smyth.” “We also continue to reach out to Canadians and to work with other organizations including business that support the public broadcaster’s work.”