The employees of Europe 1 decided on Friday to go on strike to protest against the dismissal of a journalist.
The employees of Europe 1 gathered in a general meeting this Friday afternoon, June 18, have decided on the principle of an immediate strike
", announced the inter-union CGT, CFTC, FO, SNJ of Europe 1 and the office of the Society of Editors (SDR) in an internal letter that AFP was able to consult.
This strike movement, voted unanimously, "
aims to obtain from the management of Europe 1 the cancellation of the disciplinary proceedings initiated
" against a journalist from the editorial staff, explain the strikers. At the origin of this sanction: the "
" but not "
" remarks made by the journalist against a human resources employee during a general meeting on Wednesday. He surprised her "
in the process of recording the remarks
", suspecting her of wanting to transmit them to management, reported Olivier Samain, SNJ union representative. Despite the internal mobilization, the disciplinary procedure was maintained, the management invoking its previous behavior, according to a source interviewed by AFP.
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The follow-up to the movement will be decided at a new general assembly on Monday, June 21.
We hope that the management will hear us and receive us to settle things as quickly as possible,
" Jean-Gabriel Bourgeois, president of the SDR, told AFP.
In the spring, a voluntary departure plan was initiated in the station to cut around forty positions and straighten out the accounts, in the face of declining audiences. On June 30, the general meeting of the Lagardère group should validate the change in governance and formalize the leading role of Vivendi, owner of Canal + and main shareholder of Lagardère, within the future board of directors. The intention of Vivendi's boss, Vincent Bolloré, is to develop editorial partnerships and economic synergies between Europe 1 and the free-to-air channels, C8 and CNews, of the Canal + group.