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Former voices of Europe 1 "in solidarity" with the strike in the face of "serious and imminent danger"

2021-06-25T06:06:23.410Z

About fifty former members of Europe 1 expressed their "solidarity" on Sunday towards their colleagues at the station, who have been on strike since Friday, ...



About fifty former members of Europe 1 expressed on Sunday their "

solidarity

" towards their colleagues at the station, on strike since Friday, denouncing the "

serious and imminent danger

" threatening according to them the radio of the Lagardère group, "

under the pressure of Vincent Bolloré

”, its main shareholder.

Read also: Strike in Europe 1: many support, little disturbance

In a column published on the site of the day Le Monde, Philippe Alfonsi, Anne Sinclair, Ivan Levaï, Stéphane Paoli or even Jean-Michel Aphatie worried about "

the establishment

" of a "

partisan editorial line in total rupture with the long history

”of Europe 1, while bridges are being considered with CNews, the information channel of the Canal + group, a subsidiary of Vivendi, controlled by billionaire Vincent Bolloré.

"

Before + the Canal + spirit, there was + the Europe 1+ spirit, often rebellious and impertinent, but never partisan

", write the signatories of the text, bringing their "

total solidarity

" to the employees of the station, on strike "

for the first time in over sixty years

”.

"

The responsibilities in the current disaster

" of Europe 1 "

are multiple.

But its main shareholder had never tried to make it a partisan political toy and a speaker of the hatreds which stir up our political debate

”, they are alarmed.

"

Particularly outraged by the violence done

"

These former members of the station also say that they are “

particularly outraged by the violence done

” to employees wanting to “

express simply and clearly their legitimate concerns

”. The strike was voted on Friday in the general assembly to protest against a disciplinary sanction procedure targeting a journalist, after an altercation with a human resources employee, against a background of growing unease between the departure plan and the proposed merger with CNews.

Like Saturday, the movement caused "

very minimal

"

disruption

to the air on Sunday, according to management, but weekends are mainly provided by precarious workers, according to several journalists interviewed by AFP.

There may be "

small repercussions on election night but in any case it will not be disturbed,

" added the management, without being able, for the time being, to comment on the impact of the strike on Monday morning, more developer.

Read also: The CSA calls Europe 1 and Lagardère to order

In support of the strikers and the freedom of the press, the SNJ-CGT and the SNRT-CGT Audiovisual are also calling for a rally on Monday at 9 a.m. in front of the headquarters of Europe 1 in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. The employees of Europe 1 will meet in general assembly from 10 am to decide on the follow-up to the movement.

Source: lefigaro

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