Locked-out CBC workers OK deal

Agreement caps short-term contracts at 9.5%

MONTREAL — Regular programming on Canuck pubcaster CBC should be back on air in days now that 5,500 locked-out staffers have ratified a deal reached last week.

Dispute started Aug. 15 over management’s use of short-term contracts rather than full-time positions.

On Sunday, members of the Canadian Media Guild voted 88.4% in favor of ratification of the new agreement, which caps short-term contracts at 9.5% of the workforce.

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