Our union told the Corporation at our last corporate steering committee (a joint union-management meeting) that, given the cuts of previous years and rising workloads, we want to see the new public funds invested to support our members and the work we do, through an increase in unionized jobs at the public broadcaster.
The fact is that such a shift would remove a valuable funding stream. CBC needs as many funding tools as possible until there is a major, well-thought-out adjustment in our funding model.
An advertising-free model would also affect hundreds of our members at CBC, not only in Revenue and Media Sales but also in many other departments that interact with them. The effect would be to shrink CBC even further.
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