Rus News Journal

Strike in NMPP

Has deprived of Frenchmen of the habitual morning press

Some the largest national daily newspapers of France have not gone on sale the day before from - for strikes of employees of the largest distributor of press Nouvelles Messageries de la Presse Parisienne (NMPP). Employees oppose planned rukovod ­ stvom the companies of compulsory reduction of workplaces. NMPP, in turn, has tried to suppress the fact of absence from work of employees, having informed that anything especial in the company does not occur.

past Tuesday from - inhabitants of France have not received printing releases of such largest French newspapers for the next strikes of employees NMPP, as Le Figaro, Le Monde and Liberation. Employees of the printing industry and the distributors of the press united by trade unions, protest against re-structuring of monopolist NMPP. According to the plan of optimisation confirmed by company management business - processes, by 2010 350 employees, except that will be reduced, management NMPP plans to close some centres of distribution of newspapers and magazines. According to general director NMPP of Remi Fimlan, this measure will allow to save the companies about 40 million euro. For today in the company work about 3 thousand persons.

the conflict between trade unions and striking proceeds throughout half a year. On June, 12th, 2008 employees NMPP already tried to defend the rights, without having come to work in protest. However already next day employees have returned on the workplaces after the management of the distributor has promised to begin negotiations on an occasion of preservation of one of the centres of distribution of printed matter. However the obligation and has not been executed. Now striking support the beginning of negotiations with company management and discussions of a policy of payment and operating conditions.

However, despite evidence of an event, representatives of French monopolist NMPP deny the fact of strike. “ all employees of the company have come to work today, - the employee of the company has informed daily. - we do not understand, about what strike there is a speech “. Nevertheless a press - services of the largest national newspapers Le Figaro and Le Mondå have confirmed that on Tuesday of their newspaper left only in electronic form. “ unfortunately, our readers could learn about the latest news only from the electronic version of our edition, - the employee a press - services Le Figaro has told. - We hope that tomorrow the situation in NMPP will be settled also our readers can receive hot Le Figaro in habitual for many printing format “.

it is necessary to notice that many European companies prepare for re-structuring of the manpower. So, in June of this year employees Thomson Reuters also planned to spend strike against compulsory reduction of the workplaces spent by a management of the company united in March, 2008. In May of this year company management has informed on future dismissal of 830 employees taking duplicating positions. Now the trade union and management Thomson Reuters are in a stage of negotiations.

On Tuesday strike declared 5 thousand employees of the Finnish manufacturer of paper UPM - Kymmene. The employees who have not left on workplaces protest against company management intention to reduce 1 thousand 600 workers. Thus, according to a company official statement, work of six paper-mills has been paralysed. It is necessary to notice that employees of two manufactories whom management UPM plans to close by the end of this year did not participate in strike. Work of all enterprises will be restored on Wednesday.