President Andre Cornellier and the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 279 filed a complaint with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council challenging the appropriateness of comments made by CFRA talk radio host Lowell Green.
On December 12, 2008, Mr. Green publicly encouraged his listening audience to attend at, and picket the OC Transpo Annual Christmas Party. Mr. Green made no effort to discourage the many callers who promoted violence against the members of the Union attending the Christmas Party.
By making the public comments that he did, the Union alleges that Mr. Green has violated a number of sections of the CAB Code of Ethics. Both Mr. Green and CFRA have been found to have failed to meet the requirements of the Code of Ethics in the past for the very same reasons that have led the Union to file this complaint.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
From a press release on ATU 279's strike website: