i-Télé: El Khomri “invites” the management to discuss the conflict

VIDEO – Employees voted to extend the strike for the 22nd day in a row. The Minister of Labor received them this Monday for the first time and is proposing mediation. Vivendi management, for its part, has offered better departure conditions to employees.

stoppage of work, day of the meeting between three unions and Myriam El Khomri. At the end of the meeting, the Minister of Labor expressed in a press release “her concern about an unprecedented conflict in a private press company”. She “invited” the management of i-Télé to discuss the conflict that has paralyzed the news channel for three weeks, and hoped that all parties agree to mediation. “It is in nobody’s interest (…) to see this conflict, which is already exceptionally long, getting bogged down,” she said. “This is why the Ministry of Labor, in conjunction with the Ministry of Culture and Communication, will use all its weight to encourage the parties to resume social dialogue on a peaceful basis.”

“We are still waiting for written proposals from the management, which does not show any eagerness to get out of the conflict”, regretted Guillaume Auda, a spokesperson for the strikers, after the renewal of the strike by 82% of the votes (76 favorable , 8 against, 9 abstentions). According to a close source quoted by AFP, the management of Vivendi, the group that owns iTélé, has offered better departure conditions to employees. The Vivendi group now offers those employees who would like to leave iTELE one month of compensation per year of seniority beyond twelve years of seniority, while the compensation was capped at 24 months until now, according to the same source. . Up to twelve years of seniority, compensation is two months per year of seniority, according to this source.

The drafting, it, carries “always the same demands”, namely the definitive withdrawal of the antenna of Jean-Marc Morandini, the non-accumulation of the posts of director of the channel and of director of the drafting, the elaboration of ” a code of ethics and a clear strategic editorial plan for the future CNEWS channel.

A deleterious climate for a year

“After a year of repeated obstacles to employee representative bodies and the impossibility for the social partners to establish a healthy and constructive social dialogue with management, + Libres, the CGT and the CFDT asked the Ministry of Labor to that it put in place a social mediation allowing to get out of this conflict in the respect of the right and the people ”, explained + Libres, autonomous and majority union of the group, in a press release published on Sunday. “We hope that in this way we will finally be able to assert the prerogatives of trade unions and employee representative bodies so that the law is respected within the company,” continued the organization.

For the union, “this conflict is indicative of the unease and the deleterious climate that has developed within the group throughout the past year”. “The resumption of the“ Guignols de l’Info ”, the disappearance of“ Special Investigation ”, of“ zapping ”and of the news on the channels of Canal + highlight the omnipresence of our shareholder (Vincent Bolloré, Editor’s note) in the decision-making circuits ”, deplores the union, considering that“ it is the image of the group which is today tarnished ”.