March 22, 2023

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Pascal Nade had to retire, Radio-Canada denied

Pascal Nade had to retire, Radio-Canada denied

The former journalist and star of the Taliban journal published a letter in the pages of the newspaper on Wednesday morning The sun (New window) In which she returns His departure from Radio-Canada was announced on August 5 After many months from the waves.

In his Missive, Pascal received Nado Radio-Canada, a year ago, about anonymous denials Comments made in the frame of [son] Work and [ses] Duties.

As provided in the Canada Labor Code‌, an investigation is entrusted to an external agency upon receipt of the complaint, which produces a report. This lengthy investigation never allowed me to read the report, except for two short excerpts, which ended nowhere except for baseless or “partially established” allegations., Writes Pascale Nadeau.

33 years later, […] I did not receive phone calls from my management to ask if these false allegations were true, She also said.

The former antenna manager said she could not provide further details at this time because her privacy had been compromised. She revealed that she had been suspended without pay for a month and she complained about this grant. Mediation must take place.

A woman Demanding

I am not perfect. She stated in her letter that I have nature and that I may have moments of impatience. It takes a lot of rigor to have the same power as an antenna. So I’m very demanding about myself, and I’m definitely one of the people on my team.

I am not a case in point. I do not know the antenna manager who deals differently, She added.

Pascal Nade confirms that this whole story has her Made sick And that caused her to stay away from public broadcasting, and not the deaths of her parents that happened in a matter of weeks in 2019.

With this investigation, Radio-Canada attacked my integrity, she even wrote in her letter. To get back to work, I just asked for a simple excuse to remove this stain from my file. Nothing more than that. But Radio-Canada does not apologize.

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Radio-Canada gives its version

On Wednesday afternoon, Loos Julian, Director General of Information at Radio-Canada, reiterated in an interview with several journalists that Pascal Nade had written to Radio-Canada to express his willingness to take responsibility.

The exit of the pascal is not a dismissal or structured removal and is of minor age, She insisted.

If anything, this is what is happening today. I certainly did not want the pascal to come back into the air [après son congé de maladie], She said thinking to herself Very sorry for this situation .

It was a very difficult decision. Do not assume that this is a witch hunt, She added that she has a lot of respect for Mrs. Nadeyu.

The Chief Information Officer justifies her decision: I failed in my duties as a manager if I closed my eyes looking at the report conclusions.

In a press release issued on Wednesday, Radio-Canada Senior Vice President Michelle Bissonnet assured that the consequences of the decisions of all concerned would be taken into account.

These are not easy files to maintain because they are first and foremost human. If action is required on the results of the investigation, it will be considered at length and decided in consultation with several individuals., He he said.

Protect staff

Pascal Nadee said Radio-Canada, which had accepted Loose Julian, had refused to apologize to her.

Respecting the process [d’enquête] And the employees involved in the process, I couldn’t erase it all, but I was ready to go with him when he came back. [de congé maladie], She argues.

Due to the confidentiality of the investigation process, Radio-Canada did not provide any details about the content of the complaint filed and the conclusion of the investigation. These details will not be disclosed at a later date unless there is a breach of privacy.

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This privacy not only protects the reputation of the targeted person through the complaint, but also allows staff to express themselves confidently without the risk of retaliation. In addition, Loose Julian confirmed that he did not know the names of the people involved in the investigation.

According to her expertise, judging is for the interviewer, not me [le comportement dénoncé] Part of behaviors that are inappropriate or inappropriate, She clarified.

Radio-Canada also refers to the complaint filed Mysterious, but not anonymous And many people can participate in a single complaint.

Such research is entrusted to external researchers by the Department of Human Resources, recognized by experts and neutrals. They have in-depth interviews with relevant people, but also witnesses nominated by both parties. The person affected by the complaint may be interviewed last, who will have the opportunity to respond to new allegations arising in the process., Explained Michelle Bissonet.

Zero tolerance for inappropriate behavior

In an interview, Loose Julian emphasized the importance of zero tolerance for inappropriate behavior.

I really care that all information employees work in a healthy environment, She says.

In her letter, Pascal Nadee spoke about the challenges she faced: stress, no chance of making mistakes and less experienced resources to work on weekends, etc.

Loose Julian said that our antenna operators are under tremendous pressure, but they are also team leaders. I have spoken on many occasions on Radio-Canada about the healthy and peaceful atmosphere.

We cannot say that employees do not know the code of conduct, She insisted.

Also sharing an opinion on Michael Bissonet. We have adopted a number of policies, procedures, training and resources to help address the concerns of our employees and to address issues related to harassment, harassment or other inappropriate behavior in the workplace.

Union denies a Punitive approach

In the case of Syndicate des Communications de Radio-Canada, of which Pascal Nade is a member, President Pierre Tousignant cannot comment on the merits of the controversy.

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It is possible to make offensive, insulting and unacceptable comments, but where are the managers? He asks. Managers are used exclusively to manage conflict.

He observes the discrepancy in treatment between managers and other employees when complaints of harassment or intimidation are filed, and delegates such investigations to external agencies.

When it’s an executive, the executive comes out white as snow, but not when it is an employee, He stated.

As an antenna manager, Pascal Nade is not the company’s executive.

Los Julian and Stephanie Payler, director of human resources at Radio-Canada, refuted this perception of Pierre Tousignant. The case of Pascal Nade is not separate. Many executives have lost their positions, but they are not people they know, Explains Loose Julian.

As a union representative, Pierre Tousignant was unaware of the files of non-union individuals [que sont les cadres], Stephanie Payler adds.

Pierre Tousignant acknowledged that the number of sanctions and the severity of reprimands had also increased over the past two years after an inquiry into the complaints.

In his view, Radio-Canada is a way of resolving disputes within its workforce Does not work. I want to find ways other than a punitive approach to resolving disputes, He says.

Last fall Radio-Canada mediation was not yet topical, but consideration of the compromise before starting an external investigation has been part of the process since January.

Make employees [impliqués] Do you agree to a compromise? Compromise does not apply in all cases. I heard Union Point, but honestly, [dans le cas de Pascale Nadeau], It would not have made a difference, Loose Julian believes.