The sun Revealed Thursday Dozens of testimonies were gathered from employees and former employees of a radio-Canada station in the city of Quebec, according to which this “toxic” atmosphere lasted for many years internally. We also got our hands dirty on a report from Syndicate des Traveillers de Radio-Canada, which put together the testimonies of more than thirty people, especially those who claim to have been the target of insults, insulting remarks and attitudes. Contempt.
Interview at Soleil, The station manager, Voronik Lessard, condemned the treatment of employees and confirmed that ICI Quebec did not have a “toxic environment”. Ms. Lessard did not appear at the 888 Rue Saint-Jean station on Thursday.
In response to our revelation on Thursday, Radio-Canada’s communications service in Montreal called for the process to “take place before decisions are made.” Management did not intend to change their original game plan.
We asked the broadcaster if he had reiterated his confidence in his four chief executives in Quebec. “The purpose of the compromise process is to restore mutual trust between the parties. Julie Racine, Head of Promotion and Public Relations at Radio-Canada, responded by email.
In a joint internal memo sent to Quebec staff, senior vice president Michelle Bissonnet, union president Pierre Toussaint and director of human resources Jean-Franకోois Albert said they understood many employees would be “moved” by the revelation. “We are currently initiating the reconciliation process with the help of a dedicated organization”, we can read in this note.
“Once the company is selected, we will invite you to a virtual meeting in the next few days. It will be an opportunity for us to discuss, hear and answer your questions,” they promise, suggesting that additional resources will be allocated to the employee assistance program to meet their needs more specifically.
“For CBC / Radio-Canada, respect is a fundamental value that is reflected in our corporate policies. We assure you that we are starting the process in good faith and that it is a matter of priority for all of us,” they said.
Pierre Tousignant, president of the Radio-Canada Workers’ Union, talks about crisis management and says he has been more vigilant since our article was published. “Shock wave is important. For some, it brings to the surface the unpleasant events they have experienced, ”he said Soleil.
He admitted Thursday that it was very difficult for employees. “Working at the Quebec City Station should not seem pleasant to anyone today, but I think it’s a necessary step to achieve something better.”
Pierre Tousignant is not asking managers to suspend, but to use the course of normal events. “There must be justice and accountability somewhere. In Radio-Canada, we have hired fewer employees than that, ”the president commented. However, the union hopes to press for “management decisions to be made quickly.”
In a message on Facebook, Mr Tousignant said he hoped the solution to the crisis would go through accepting management’s problem. “To achieve a healthy environment, we need to identify the unhealthy factor of the current climate and read the article Soleil, Quebec station management is still in denial, ”he wrote.
“We will intervene in the slightest of retaliation or inappropriate remarks from local authorities,” the union president continued.
Speaking directly to Montreal, Mr. Tousignant said communications were good, although he had nothing to do with Quebec’s management. “I have no reason to doubt the good faith of the senior management. They want to fix this and I believe them. There is no point in maintaining a bad working environment at the station,” he told us.
Although he has caused a great deal of pain to many of his members at the Quebec Station, he wants to reassure them for the future. “Ultimately, the weather doesn’t help but improve. That’s the goal.”
After reading our article on Thursday, dozens of people wrote to us at the Quebec City Station to tell us that they were victims or witnesses to similar situations.