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Craig Media’s expansion plans anger striking employees at its Edmonton station

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

Craig Media’s ambitious expansion plans have angered striking television workers who contend that the broadcaster has repeatedly told them it has no money. "We’re shocked to hear that he (owner Drew Craig) has the capital to expand when all we hear from him is that there is no money," striking cameraman Chris Peterson tells Canadian Communications Reports. Peterson is chief steward with Local 1900 of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP), which was formed at Craig Media’s Edmonton-based A-Channel in September 2001 to press for higher wages and job security. When no progress was made in negotiations over the following two years, the union walked off the job on Sept. 17, 2003.

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