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Time running out for CEO to turn back - 24-hour strike from 2:30 pm Wednesday

Wednesday 15 July 2015

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CEO Emmanuel Hoog still has several hours to turn back on his plans to hold on Thursday an extraordinary meeting of the Works Council, at which no employee representatives will be present, to cancel all of the agreements concerning wages, benefits and work conditions for AFP employees in France.

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Given the serious consequences of this declaration of war on the employees of AFP, the CGT-FO-SUD-CFE/CGC trade unions have called for a new 24-hour strike from 2:30 pm (1230 GMT) for all employees in France. Journalists are being called upon to validate only alerts and urgents to all wires.

The strike call was approved by an overwhelming majority during a consultative vote at a staff assembly in Paris on Wednesday afternoon, which was well attended despite many already being away on vacation. In French regional bureaus: 53 out of 74 supported the strike, 11 voted against, 5 abstained and 5 wanted a 2-hour strike during the Works Council meeting on Thursday morning.

RDV THURSDAY AT 9:00 AM

All elected employee and union representatives have announced they will boycott the sham meeting of the Works Council.

The CGT-FO-SUD-CFE/CGC trade unions call on all employees to gather in lobby of the HQ building Thursday morning at 9:00 am to accompany the secretary of the Works Council to the CEO’s office to deliver a final request to turn back from a path of open conflict with AFP employees.

A staff meeting will be held THURSDAY at 2:30 pm in the editorial hall on the first floor of rue Vivienne.

MR HOOG, CANCEL YOUR PLANS!
NOT OUR WAGE AND BENEFIT AGREEMENTS!

Paris, 15 July 2015
The CGT, FO, SUD and CFE-CGC trade unions at AFP