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CBC union will challenge plans for the privatization of tower network

News | 08/21/2000 4:00 am EDT

Canada’s public broadcaster faces stiff opposition to the proposed sale of its vast and expansive over-the-air network, as unionized workers vow to block any sale of transmission towers. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp’s infrastructure workers oppose the sale of the more than 500 towers to private interests, warning that labour relations between the corporation and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) will become severely strained if the sale goes through.

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