French Public Radio Workers Return To Job
April 16, 2015 at 4:27 AM (PT)
Striking employees of public broadcaster RADIO FRANCE returned to work yesterday one month after walking off the job to protest a reorganization that would have resulted in hundreds of layoffs and the shuttering of the country's oldest orchestra, according to a report in the NEW YORK TIMES.
RADIO FRANCE operates seven radio stations and two orchestras. The strike had left listeners with canned music playlists and abbreviated news broadcasts since MARCH 19th. The strike ended after the government appointed a labor mediator and culture minister, FLEUR PELLERIN promised to work for a satisfactory outcome.
Four of the network’s five unions voted TUESDAY to end the strike, and the last holdout, the CGT union, was expected to return to work this week.