Thursday, December 9

The strike suspended at France 24

The logo of the France 24 channel on October 9, 2019 in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris.KENZO TRIBOUILLARD

The strike by some of the staff of the international news television channel France 24, which started last Thursday, has been suspended, the movement’s Twitter account, “F24 Solidaires”, said early in the evening on Tuesday.

“Only 13.9% of the employees gathered in general assembly on Tuesday wanted to continue the strike. The strike is therefore suspended and we welcome the great advances it has made it possible to obtain, especially for the most precarious with hiring 50 freelancers! “, writes” F24Solidaires “.

Freelancers will be established on permanent contracts by the end of 2023 (including about thirty in 2022), the journalists who initiated the movement had previously indicated.

“We will remain attentive to everything moving forward and progressing in the right direction in the coming months. We keep the threat of a new motion, of a new strike,” Antoine Mariotti, member of AFP, told AFP. the delegation of 12 people which was appointed by the GA to negotiate with the management and the unions.

Journalists from the internet service and the Arabic-speaking channel who still report discomfort within their team will be received by management on Wednesday at two different meetings, he added.

Gallagher Fenwick has also left his duties as director of the English-speaking antenna and now awaits a new assignment, we learned this weekend from union sources.

France 24 offers four global continuous information channels (in French, English, Arabic and Spanish), broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to 444 million households on 5 continents.

It has been offering its programs since the end of 2006 and belongs to the France Médias Monde group (which also oversees RFI).

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