This morning, I woke up and flipped on CBC Radio One as I normally do. Today, though, I did it primarily to see if the inevitable didn’t happen. But it did. The voice on the radio told me the CBC management had locked-out its 5,500 or so members of the Canadian Media Guild. The Mother Corp. wants more flexibility in its hiring practices by hiring more contract workers. Already, almost a third of the employees now are currently working on a contract basis.
Tod Maffin, a CBC contractor (and CMG member), has an entire section of his blog devoted to the lock-out.
Meanwhile, this dedicated CBC listener/viewer/reader will be tuning out for the duration.