BFMTV: strike continues, election night threatened

The journalists companies (SDJ) of BFMTV, RMC and other NextRadioTV media warned on Saturday, June 27, because of the strike against a social plan.

«We, journalists, we should be present in dozens of cities, in front of the campaign headquarters, on the sets, in the editorial staff, to tell you, decipher, live with you this highlight of democracy. This is our mission. Yet we won’t fill it», Write the SDJs of BFMTV, BFM Paris, BFM Buisness, RMC and the digital editors of NextRadioTV, in a column published on. This unprecedented movement represents “a heartbreak as journalists and citizens“, and “this is the first time in the history of our media group, created 20 years ago, that we have not dealt with such strong news», Underline the SDJ.

«The strike is absolutely not justified», . «All the requested guarantees and much more have been provided“Concerning the social plan, he assures us. According to him, BFMTV will be “very little»Impacted by the social plan. “The editorial quality of all our channels will be maintained. We make it a point of honor“Promises Alain Weill.

A general assembly of employees, at the call of the unions, was scheduled for this Sunday at 4:00 p.m. to “decide on the follow-up to be given to the movement from Monday morning,” announces on its Twitter account the group’s intersyndicale, which also organized a rally on Sunday morning. The device on the air for municipal “will depend” on the results of this GA, the management told AFP.

The employees of the NextradioTV antennas began a strike on Wednesday against a savings plan providing for 500 job cuts, or a third of the workforce of this subsidiary of the Altice group. After a 24-hour suspension to allow discussions between unions and management, which turned out to be unsuccessful, they mostly voted on Thursday for the resumption of the movement, until Monday 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, the SDJ of the group had organized a rally in front of the headquarters in Paris to denounce a plan “unfair and unacceptable». «There was a time for discussion on the strike, many questions were asked about our profession as a journalist and the impact of our content.“, Explained to AFP a member of the SDJ.

According to this source, “managers have planned a cover system which will be readjusted, in particular with freelancers and fixed-term contractsTo cover the second round.

The strikers in particular demand that the management renounce any forced departure and reject the elimination of half of the freelance and intermittent positions.

«We guarantee a time limit without forced departures at the end of the voluntary departure plan. We won’t leave anyone by the side of the road“, Reaffirmed Alain Weill.

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