Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Le Monde's Presses to Fall Silent Again

Le Monde, France's newspaper of record, will not be on newsstands tomorrow for a second time this week after staff today voted to strike over proposals for job cuts.

The paper was also not published on Monday, with Le Monde staff up in arms at management plans to cut 129 jobs at the newspaper.

Two-thirds of these job losses would be in the newsroom, as part of a plan that Le Monde's management said would safeguard the paper's future. The newsroom cuts represent one in four journalists at the paper - about 87 staff.

"The aim of this new strike is to prevent the publication of the edition dated Friday," staff representative Christiane Chombeau told [Click for MORE]

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