Day two without SDA: the strike continues

There are still no concrete offers for talks from the SDA management. The workforce is therefore on strike for the second day today. Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard is concerned.


On the first day of the SDA staff strike on Jan. 30, SDA management maintained only an emergency service in the face of the work stoppage. The solidarity from the other media was huge, according to a press release from journalists' association Impressum. Yesterday, Federal Councillor Leuthard also publicly showed understanding for the strike and demanded that the media companies now show format, as she said in an interview with NAU said.

The fact that the SDA management has still not contacted the editorial commission for concrete talks confirms the previous inconsiderate behavior of the management, finds Impressum. The reactions in the media, however, showed that a solution was possible. Thus, one could read in the press that the board of directors is looking for a date for talks. The staff welcomes the intention, but is determined not to lay down the strike until concrete results are on the table.

I am following the discussion and, of course, I am also concerned.

Great solidarity for the strikers

The reactions to the strike at SDA testify to the great solidarity for your fight for your jobs and the basic media supply in Switzerland. In addition to politicians and professional colleagues, Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard has now also spoken out. "I'm following the discussion and, of course, I'm also concerned." Because this is also about quality journalism, according to the head of the Federal Office of Communications. Especially for smaller publishing houses that cannot afford their own journalists in every area, the SDA is central, she said.

The decision to carry the strike into the second day was taken unanimously at the evening staff meeting. The staff expressed their determination to continue the strike until concrete offers are made. (pd/ank)

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