If you’ve expected ANY bad news from Paris, you can relax for at least a day. The Paris bureau of Reuters voted yesterday in favor of a 24-hour strike.
The strike is in protest at a ‘deliberate policy’ of staff reductions (see also BBC staff reduction).
‘The decision (to strike) demonstrates the concern of the journalists that the deliberate policy of lowering staff numbers, besides the degradation of their working conditions it causes, will inevitably lead to a lowering of the standards of quality of the agency,’ Agence France-Presse cited unions as saying in a statement.
This comes several months after Thomson agreed an 8.8 bln takeover of Reuters.