a strike notice filed at Radio France for freedom of expression

a strike notice filed at Radio France for freedom of expression
a strike notice filed at Radio France for freedom of expression

All Radio France employees are called to strike by several unions for the day of Sunday, May 12, indicates a strike notice filed on May 6, 2024.

The signatory unions of the Radio France branches (CFDT, CGT, Force Ouvrière, SNJ, Sud and Unsa) denounce “a policy of social destruction on the air by disrupting the schedules and sacrificing emblematic broadcasts”.

“Plurality and humor must keep a central place on all of our broadcasts”also specifies the strike notice which requests the “end of the repression of insolence and humor” or the “reduction of precariousness on the antennas”.

Tense context at France Inter

This notice takes place when emblematic broadcasts would be threatened and the comedian Guillaume Meurice was laid off by Radio France, four days after having reiterated his joke which sparked a controversy about Benyamin Netanyahu held at the end of October, comparing the Israeli leader to a “kind of a Nazi but without a foreskin “.

Read also : Comedian Guillaume Meurice suspended by Radio France: we summarize the affair for you in three acts

Sunday May 5, Charline Vanhoenacker referred to a possible strike at the start of her show. “Some of you are wondering why we are not on strike. We are specialists in strikes, we have done them all for ten years and we know the rules: five days’ notice to Radio France. Wouldn’t you also like us to become outlaws? “, she asserted.

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