A group of 30 National Film Board employees rallied outside Montréal’s NFB cinema March 9.
CUPE’s national officers, Paul Moist and Claude Généreux were on hand to offer their support for the campaign to raise awareness around the plight of the NFB.
In the last 15 years, the NFB has seen its budget reduced by 17 per cent. The CUPE members who work at the NFB say these cuts have seriously undermined the board’s capacity to create and produce original work.
In the same time, staff at the NFB have been reduced from 723 to 356 in 2007.
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