IFJ Protests Against Unjustified Dismissals of Antena 3 TV Workers in Spain

See Call for Solidarity from Workers of Antena 3 TV


ESPANA:

LA FEDERACIÓN DE SINDICATOS AERONÁUTICOS INDEPENDIENTES SE SOLIDARIZA CON LOS TRABAJADORES DE ANTENA 3 TELEVISIÓN EN CUANTO A LA CENSURA INFORMATIVA, APLICADA POR ALGUNOS MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN, EN REFERENCIA AL EXPEDIENTE DE REGULACIÓN DE EMPLEO PROMOVIDO POR DICHA CADENA DE TELEVISIÓN.


MAS INFORMACION:

www.fsai.es/madrid/NOTICIAS/noticias.htm"

http://unodecadacuatro.blogspot.com

http://boards3.melodysoft.com/app?ID=TheThematics&DOC=1

www.iespana.es/trabajadoresantena3/



AUSTRALIA :


Dear Sir,


On behalf of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, which represents media workers in Australia, I write to you about the mass layoffs that you have announced at Antena 3 TV. The intention of your company to dismiss 390 workers (approximately 25% of the workforce) is totally arbitrary and unjustified.


The fact that Antena 3 TV over the past four years has generated over Euro 474 million would not suggest that this is a decision based on economic factors.


Your management's actions follow the flawed logic that promotes unstable employment and a low level of in-house production in television. Experience in Australia has shown that this not only reduces quality, it - for a variety of reasons - is not necessarily any less expensive than in-house production and stable employment patterns.


We call on you to immediately withdraw the dismissals at Antena 3 TV and to support negotiations with the Spanish unions. We fully support workers of Antena 3 TV and the organisations that represent them.


Yours sincerely,


Christopher Warren

Federal Secretary

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (Australia)

245 Chalmers Street

Redfern NSW 2016

Australia

Phone: + 61 (0)2 9333 0999

Fax: + 61 (0)2 9333 0933

Mobile: +61 (0)411 757 668

Email: christopher.warren@alliance.org.au



AUSTRIA :

On behalf of the Austrian Trade Union of Journalists, member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), I address you this letter of concern about the resiliation of working contracts for employees of Antena 3 TV. The intention of the company to dismiss 390 workers (25% of the total number of the 1605 employees) is totally arbitrary and injustified.


The incomes of Antena 3 TV over the past four years were over 474 millions of Euro, meaning that this is not a case of a company having economical problems that would justify measures against employees.


This management strategy follows a logic of implementation of a model of private television with unstable employment and low level of in-house production. In front of this situation, we support another model of television, with stable employment and well regulated policies.


We restate our petition to stop the dismissals at Antena 3 TV and to support negociations with the Spanish unions. We support workers of Antena 3 TV and the organisations that represent them.


Yours sincerely

Mag. Franz C. Bauer

President


Alexander F. Baratsits-Altempergen

Vicepresident


GREECE :

On behalf of the Editors’ Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers (ESIEMTH), member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) , I address you this letter of concern regarding the resolution of working contracts for employees of Antena 3 TV. The intention of the company to dismiss 390 workers (25% of the total number of the 1605 employees) is totally arbitrary and injustified.


The incomes of Antena 3 TV over the past four years were over 474 millions of Euro, meaning that this is not a case of a company having economical problems that would justify measures against employees.


This management strategy follows a logic of implementation of a model of private television with unstable employment and low level of in-house production. In front of this situation, we support another model of television, with stable employment and well-regulated policies.


We restate our petition to stop the dismissals at Antena 3 TV and to support negotiations with the Spanish unions. We support workers of Antena 3 TV and the organisations that represent them.


Yours sincerely,


Anna Famellos

For the Board of Directors

ESIEMTH



UK & IRELAND

I write on behalf of the National Union of Journalists in UK and Ireland to

express our deep concern at reports of your plans to dismiss 390 workers at

Antena 3. Such a move is totally arbitrary and unjustified.


Antena 3 TV has made EUR474,000,000 over the past four years, meaning that

this is not a case of a company having economic problems that could justify

such measures against employees.


This management strategy follows a logic of implementation of a model of

private television with unstable employment and low level of in-house

production.


We fully support the campaign of the Spanish unions to halt the dismissals

at Antena 3 TV and to seek urgent negotiations. We support workers of Antena

3 TV and the organisations that represent them.


Yours sincerely


Jeremy Dear

General Secretary