The voice of members of The Canadian Media Guild, Fredericton.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Thanks, André

Members of the Guild have been encouraged by the support shown by people driving by the Regent Street studios. We want to thank everyone who honks, and a particular thank you to André, who pulled up to the line at around 10:30 a.m. today to hand us a box of Timbits. There was a second gift of Timbits later in the day but we didn't have time to get the guy's name. A big thanks to him, too!

Incidentally, if you'd like to show your support in a different way, don't forget you can always e-mail CBC President Robert Rabinovitch to let him know what you think of his plan to contract out more jobs at the corporation.


Blogger Joel Levesque said...

Andre: Great idea to create this site. Most of my family are big CBC fans and we've been going out of our minds without CBC. I feel like I'm in an information vacuum. All the best to you and your colleagues. Would it be okay if we dropped off some ice-cold Alpine to the picket line? Hang in there.
Joel Levesque

9:33 a.m.

Blogger Spinks said...

I totally agree with what you're fighting for on the contract position side. The real fight you have and that CBC management has is winning over the average canadian. I have written CBC several times about this and never hear a reply. Perhaps the employees would entertain this subject on this forum.

CBC needs to start serving all Canadians and not just fringe groups. This is why Canadians are tuning out. Why is CBC's NB newscast so low in the ratings despite being the only one produced in N.B.? Because many NBers view the CBC as elitist and out of touch with their views, morals, etc.

CBC NB has some of the most talented journalists around. When you shine, you really shine but the bias on so many issues is becoming more and more obvious.

The sad part is CBC's rating will fall once again as they have the past two strikes and not recover. That is unfortunate. Personally I would prefer CBC survives because it has such great potential but the organization needs to start serving Canadians as a whole not just fringe groups. Management is responsible but so are you as reporters by bringing different points of view to the story meetings and not just blowing off those who may have a different view from the pre-conceived notion of what right-thinking is in the newsroomn. I wish you all the best in your fight and hope this has provided food for thought. I look forward to reading your comments and discussing this further.

10:26 a.m.

Blogger CMG Fredericton said...

Joel, thanks for the support. As for the Alpine, I'm not sure if it's the best idea to have us drinking beer on the picket line. But I suppose the members could take some of it home with them.

Spinks, we appreciate your support as well, and I'm sure your feedback will be appreciated by everyone.

8:12 p.m.


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