|RCI ACTION COMMITTEE
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|WHAT’S THE RCI ACTION COMMITTEE?
The Committee started in 1991 as the Coalition to Restore Full RCI Funding.
Together with listeners and supporters, the Coalition fought attempts to shut down RCI in 1991, 1995 and 1996. It has presented several briefs to parliamentary committees in Ottawa, and was behind the creation of a Senate inquiry into the 1991 cuts at RCI.
Since 2001, the Committee has fought a series of "re-deployment" and "re-positioning" policies that continue to cut RCI services and independence.
Both the Committee and the Coalition were, and are, supported by the unions that represent RCI employees.
Since an attempt to prevent us from speaking out in October, 2001,(Details) the union backing has been strengthened, making the Committee an inter-union committee of the three unions that represent RCI employees in our Montreal headquarters.
The union representing most of RCI’s employees is the Syndicat des communications de Radio-Canada (SCRC).
We have also received formal backing from all the unions which represent employees at the domestic service: CBC/Radio-Canada.
Press release 9 May 2001 calling for moratorium on planned cuts in June.
Press release 6 June 2001 cuts are unjustified.
Committee back after Administration Attempt to Stop Us
Union Support from CBC/Radio-Canada Unions Across Canada Details
Action Committee’s parliamentary submission on RCI here
The question of RCI’s international mandate here
Committee spokesperson suspended here
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Apart from management and some confidential secretaries, all Montreal employees at RCI are represented by three unions:
Syndicat des communications de Radio-Canada
Communications Union of Radio-Canada
(Prouduction staff: announcer-producers, assistants,
journalists, news editors, and freelance journalists)
Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique
Canadian Union of Public Employees
(Administrative and support staff, audience relations,
documentation centre, record library)
Syndicat des technicien(ne)s et artisan(e)s
du réseau français de Radio-Canada
Technicians and artisans union of the
French network of CBC/Radio Canada
(RCI's Montreal technicians in studio and
in RCI's master control, when it still existed.)
There are also technicians outside of Montreal,
in the provinces of Ontario and New Brunswick represented
by Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.
RCI's regional reporters in Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver are represented by the Canadian Media Guild.
[Editor's note: By 2010, RCI had radically reduced services and staff, with the result that most of our employees apart from our managers are now almost all in the Syndicat des communications de Radio-Canada (SCRC) which continues to give its full backing and resources to the RCI Action Committee.]