Mediation instead of strike in labour dispute at Tamedia Romandie

The strike at Tamedia in western Switzerland has been suspended. Employee representatives and company management have agreed on mediation. The mediation process is being led by the canton of Vaud.

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The two parties to the dispute had accepted the conditions stated to them for the conciliation procedure, the canton of Vaud announced on Thursday. These include, on the employee side, a ban on strikes for the duration of the proceedings. The employer may not issue any new notices of dismissal and it must suspend the notices of dismissal that have been issued so far.

The mediation will take place under the leadership of the president of the Vaudois government, Nuria Gorrite, and economic director Philippe Leuba. A first meeting is scheduled for next Monday. The participants in the negotiations agreed to keep the talks confidential.

The editorial staff of Tamedia Romandie went on an indefinite strike in the afternoon. They are protesting against the planned discontinuation of the printed edition of the daily newspaper at the end of July. Le Matin. 41 employees are threatened with job losses. The Zurich publishing house Tamedia is giving up the newspapers in western Switzerland. Tribune de Genève, 24 heures, Le Matin and Le Matin Dimanche and the Grati newspaper 20 minutes out. (SDA)

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