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RFI: Radio France strike ends after 28 days, mediator steps in

Regular programming to resume after unions end strike

By RFI, Thursday 16 April 2015

Most of the striking employees of public broadcaster Radio France returned to work Thursday and regular programming was to resume after unions ended a 28-day strike.

A mediator appointed by Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin last week will now begin reviewing points made by the group's 4,400-strong workforce and its management.

"I welcome the end of the conflict," Pellerin told AFP.

Unions had protested management plans to slash 300 jobs and shift some radio shows to the web - part of a broader government bid to encourage hiring and reduce state spending.

The last of five trade unions accepted a compromise reform deal on Wednesday and voted to return to work, ending round-the-clock music and abbreviated news broadcasts during a record-long strike for the public radio group.

The unions have been pitted against Radio France's chief executive, Mathieu Gallet, who was tasked with plugging a 21-million-euro hole in the broadcaster’s budget, 90 per cent of which is covered by French households with a television.

Gallet became especially unpopular after the French press revealed last month that renovation work in his office cost 100,000 euros, and that he hired an image consultant to the tune of 90,000 euros a year.



listen to RadioFrance here: http://www.radiofrance.fr/

Au revoir les enfants

. . . is a film by the late Louis Malle, married to Candice Bergen before his death, about a headmaster named Lucien Bunel, or Père Jacques, who ran a boarding school in Fontainebleau that illegally sheltered three Jewish students, for which crime he was sent by the Gestapo to a concentration camp where he died in 1945. The three students died Auschwitz:

Film director Louis Malle was also a student at the school. His film, Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, Children), is based on his memories of the tragedy that befell Bunel and his three Jewish protégés.

In 1988 Louis Malle told a New York Times reporter: ''This was, for me, by far the strongest impression of my childhood, the memory that remains above all the others in vividness''. He told that he remembers how Father Jacques, as he was being led away with his three Jewish students, turned to the watching students and said: ''Au revoir et a bientot'' (Goodbye and see you soon.) Then, he said, “something took place that was very bizarre. Somebody started to applaud and then everybody was applauding, despite the shouts of the Gestapo to keep quiet”.

On January 17, 1985, Yad Vashem recognized Lucien Bunel, also known as Father Jacques, as Righteous Among the Nations.

from: http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/righteous/stories/bunel.asp

I discovered this site recently in connection with this film so thanks for this and the other Holocaust threads BtA . . .

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courtesy of Discussionist . . .
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