CUPE members in the communications sector almost all work for private sector employers who are regulated by the federal government (CRTC). CUPE has approximately 7,900 communications members, the vast majority of whom (95 per cent) are in Quebec.
Local unions in the communications sector can be divided into three subsectors. The largest, with 79 per cent of our members, is made up of cable television, telephone and Internet service providers (Cogeco, Telus, Vidéotron and Bruce Telecom). Radio, television and print media workers (TVA Group, Global, RNC Media, Cogeco, Bell Media, Journal de Québec, CTV and Rogers Broadcasting) account for another 18 per cent of members. The remaining three per cent work in cinematography and postproduction (SETTE, NFB and Technicolor).
The jobs represented by CUPE in this sector include information technology technicians and specialists, call centre associates, office workers, journalists, creative technicians (camera operators, switchers, editors, integrators), directors and advertising representatives.