France -Radio France paralysed by strike -March 27, 2015

The strike is in protest against the outsourcing of jobs, reforms to production, cleaning services, and decision to fire one of its two orchestras.

The country’s main public radio broadcaster, Radio France, has been paralysed by a strike since 19 March in what is now the longest such action to affect the company in a decade. The company, which is 90 percent state funded through license fees, is in deep financial trouble. The strike is in protest against the outsourcing of jobs, and reforms to production and cleaning services, as well as Radio France’s decision to fire one of its two orchestras as a cost-saving measure. The trade unions have also warned against the possibility of mass job cuts, a fear that was exacerbated after the company floated the idea of a voluntary redundancy plan for between 200 and 300 positions.

English: http://www.france24.com/en/20150327-france-public-radio-paralysed-labour-strike/

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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