BFMTV: strike suspended Monday morning, election evening canceled Sunday evening

Employees of BFMTV, RMC and other NextRadioTV media voted on Sunday afternoon to suspend from Monday morning and in the wake of the first French news channel announced the cancellation of its election night.

Gathered in a general meeting, the employees voted for the suspension of the strike from Monday morning (453 for, 27 against), according to a member of the intersyndicale of the Altice group. “Due to an ongoing social movement within the NextRadioTV group, BFMTV is unable to broadcast its election night this evening” municipal government, announced BFMTV on Twitter.

500 job cuts

Journalists from NextRadioTV on Wednesday began a strike against a savings plan providing for 500 job cuts, or a third of the workforce of this subsidiary of the Altice group. With three main demands: no forced departure, the rejection of the elimination of half of freelancers and intermittents and better social conditions for the remaining employees.

Sunday afternoon, shortly before the GA, management had indicated in an email to employees that “if, at the end of the voluntary departure plan, the number of 330 volunteers is not reached, there is no will have no forced redundancies until November 30, 2021 ”.

“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 high point of democracy. This is our mission. Yet we will not fill it, ”wrote the SDJs of BFMTV, BFM Paris, BFM Business, RMC and the digital editors of NextRadioTV, in a column published on the Journal du dimanche website.