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As it prepares for licence renewal, Radio Nord says employees refuse to negotiate

News | 01/15/2004 5:00 am EST

Radio Nord Communications inc. management charges that its striking employees in northern Quebec won’t return to the bargaining table because many are making more money while on strike than on the job. The allegations were leveled by Radio Nord head Pierre Brosseau as the broadcaster prepares to appear before the CRTC on February 16 for the licence renewals of CKRN-TV Rouyn, the Radio-Canada affiliate station it operates; TVA affiliate CFEM-TV Rouyn; and TQS affiliate CFVS-TV, located in Val d’Or with a retransmitter in Rouyn (CCR Update, Jan. 7/04). Radio Nord’s stations in Gatineau, which are not on strike, are also up for licence renewal.

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