United Kingdom - Al Jazeera staff on strike - April 30, 2018

The London based al-Jazeera’s staff at their English-language TV channel voted to go on strike in protest at pay and conditions. The workers will walk out for 24 hours on 9 May. Union officials claim that the company has failed to honour an agreement to negotiate pay on an annual basis. Union officials said they expect a substantial proportion of London-based al-Jazeera English staff to take part in the walkout, including on-air presenters, programme editors, field producers, reporters, camera operators and studio technical staff.

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