It certainly seems to be the summer of strike. Be it the avoidance of strike with last minute backroom dealings or the injunctions against hydro workers to stop blocking entry to the gates of power, mediators must be working overtime. And now the CEEB has gone dark. CBC employees have been locked out as of 12:01 this morning. The mainpage has been redirected to a much paired-down CBC News page, And the radio is playing relaxing morning music by the likes of K-os and Martha Wainwright.
At the heart of the 5,500 union workers’ vote to strike was their dissatisfaction with the “corporation’s plan to hire more workers on a short-term contract basis.” CBC union workers have also been without a new contract for over a year.
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