EU Sources -AFP unilaterally cancels 117 collective agreements -July 07, 2015

International news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), headquartered in Paris, has announced it intends to cancel unilaterally the 117 collective agreements currently in force across the company’s worldwide operations. Journalism unions EFJ and IFJ have called on its president, Emmanual Hoog, to review the decision. Working conditions of news redactions and other AFP employees around the world have been protected by collective agreements for decades. Six trade unions have called for a 24-hour work stoppage.

English: http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view …  

French: http://www.ifj.org/nc/fr/news-single-view …

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