The saga of Radio-Canada Quebec experienced a new development yesterday. The station, where a toxic climate has reigned for years, loses its director.
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In an internal note, Véronique Lessard announced that she will be leaving her post on Tuesday. A decision taken by “mutual agreement with the senior management of Radio-Canada,” she said.
Véronique Lessard makes no mention of the turmoil that has shaken the station since an investigation by Soleil conducted last winter reported an unhealthy work environment. His resignation comes a few days after the publication of articles in the Journal of Montreal in which ex-employees decried the bad faith of the leaders, and their tactics of handling disputes.
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” At last ! “
ICI Quebec employees have welcomed the news. Our sources speak of “a step in the right direction”. ” At last ! We will be able to breathe, ”an employee told us on condition of anonymity.
Reached by phone, Daniel Coulombe, ex-cameraman of ICI Quebec who filed a harassment grievance last fall, wants a real change to take place. ” [Les employés] deserve a minimum of respect. They deserve to go back to work with peace of mind. “
Same story with the Union of Workers of Radio-Canada (STTRC). “With all due respect to Mme Lessard, we sincerely hope that this change will bring about a new form of leadership so that the people who work in Quebec can showcase their professionalism, their rigor and their creativity in a serene and healthy work climate ”, declared Isabelle Montpetit. , secretary-treasurer of STTRC-CSN.