L’Équipe employees refuse wage cuts and RTT

They say they are angry and disgusted by a collective performance agreement project.

The employees of L’Équipe expressed in a letter sent to their management on Wednesday their refusal to lower their wages and reduce their RTT during the first negotiation meeting with union representatives, after the ‘announcement last week of a collective performance agreement providing for this type of measure.

«For years, we have put in a lot of effort and suffered a permanent deterioration in our working conditions. At the same time, social plans are linked», Affirms this letter signed by 225 employees from all the titles and services of SAS l’Équipe.

«After doing our best during the confinement / deconfinement to offer content that lives up to our titles, while we are far from each other, we discovered with amazement, anger and disgust the sacrifices imposed by the draft agreement of collective performance», Continues the courier.

«We refuse that the direction touches our wages, in our days of RTT. We will not participate in the information meetings scheduled for the next few days either.“, Declare the employees, supported in their approach by”a large and significant number of freelancers». «We have full confidence in our elected officials, the only ones legally authorized to represent us to management», Concludes the letter.

10% salary reduction plan

Last week, the management of the sports press group announced its intention to negotiate an agreement providing for an annual wage cut of around 10% and a drop in the number of RTTs (from 22 to 6) with the establishment a day package, committing in return not to make any redundancy for the period 2020/2024.

SAS L’Équipe brings together the newspaper L’Équipe, L’Équipe Magazine, Vélo Magazine, France Football, Sport & Style, which employs around 350 people. L’Équipe 24/24, a structure that brings together the L’Équipe television channel and websites, and in which around 130 people work, is not affected by this draft agreement.

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