The extension of the strike has been approved by 84 % of the writing, before a meeting scheduled from 12 o’clock between the government and the management of the Canal+group.
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The employees of i-Tv are in their tenth day of strike. They returned Monday, November 14, their strike until Tuesday noon. This will make the conflict the longest in the history of the audiovisual industry since 1968, in front of the one that had paralyzed Radio France in 2015.
The extension of the strike has been approved by 84 % of the writing (87 in favour, 11 abstentions, 5 against), have announced the strikers. A meeting is scheduled from 12 o’clock between the government and the management of the Canal+ group, owner of i-Tele.
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Memorandum of agreement
For all that, an agreement between the management and the representatives of the journalists is not quite yet at hand. Vivendi, the parent company of Canal+ and i-Télé, began to formalize a memorandum of agreement. It responds to a portion of the claims of journalists.
For Jean-Marc Morandini, the management believes that this is no longer the central point of blocking the eyes of the editors. She will not commit to deviate from the antenna, the facilitator charged with corruption of a minor, but does not provide on the screen just after the strike, as it had suggested in a press release that had angered the journalists. Very criticized, his daily broadcast of the end of the day on the media would not be left in the state. With a right for journalists not to work with Mr. Morandini, this “status quo” is likely to satisfy the strikers, it is thought to Vivendi.
- End of the ” double cap “
The principle of the “double-hat” of Serge Nedjar, at the same time the director and editor in chief of i-Télé, will not be questioned by management. But this last promises to appoint before the end of November a number 2 (deputy director of the editor or editor-in-chief or the assistant director of the writing), from the team of i-Télé. It would replace in theory Alexandre Ifi, editor-in-chief, who has just announced his departure due to the evolution of the direction of i-Tele.
Finally, in addition to its insurance on the fact that i-Tv will remain ” a news channel “, the company has committed to quickly create a new ethics committee, and develop a new charter, as required by the law on the independence of the media, which has just been promulgated.
But the devil lies in the details, and these commitments are not sufficiently accurate or detailed to the eyes of the strikers, who were not ready Wednesday to give their consent in the state. Even if many know, or feel, that the term of their engagement approach.
Some have already left the ship. Vivendi had indicated, last week, that the conditions of departure, via the conscience clause, were ” increase “ by Canal+. This clause provides two months of salary per year of seniority, with a floor of at least six months of salary, but also a ceiling, the latter being disputed by the employee with the most seniority.
This “social” component of the discussions could be addressed during a scheduled appointment Monday, November 14, between the direction of Canal+ and the ministers of labour and culture. On Wednesday, Audrey Azoulay is called the direction of i-Tv to keep its ” commitment “ of editorial independence, while Myriam El Khomri had wanted to meet the management ” quickly as possible “ to find ” soon “ an end to the conflict.