The newspaper L'Equipe was absent from newsstands Saturday January 27 due to a strike movement against the announced abolition of 25 posts in the editorial office. The intersyndicale reported a movement "very followed, reporting" 95% of strikers in the football section, 50% in Omnisports, 20% on the web.
A notice had been deposited Thursday to protest against a reorganization of the drafting which envisages the abolition of 25 posts in the departments preparing the newspaper and the magazines (documentation, correction, computer graphics…). "Instead of taking advantage of the days of notice to review its copy, the editorial management did everything in vain to make the newspaper appear, even if it was low-cost, even if it ordered in advance and used articles from striking reporters and papers left on the floor, writes the intersyndicaSNJ and SNJ-CGT.
"Faced with such a contemptible attitude from management, the Intersyndicale SNJ and SNJ-CGT decided to change their method. From now on there will be no more notice. By the end of the information-consultation procedure, every day, every hour, is now likely to be designated as a period of strike, she added.
The L'Equipe group (which is part of the Amaury group, the organizer of the Tour de France) has around 700 employees.
In February 2016, the editorial staff s 'was on strike to protest a departure plan, preventing the publication in newsstands of L'Equipe, a rare occurrence for the daily. If the newspaper progresses on digital, its newsstand sales have bup 8.39% in one year, according to figures from the Alliance for Press and Media Figures, with a daily average of 234,271 copies.