The journalists unions of Radiotelevisija Slovenija (RTVS) will intensify the strike, in which, among other things, they demand journalistic autonomy. The day-long warning strike will take place on September 26. This was the decision of the strike committee due to the increasingly difficult conditions at the institution and the failure of negotiations so far, the committee wrote.
On the day of the day-long strike, there will be a press conference and assembly of employees in front of RTVS between 2 and 3 p.m., and at 7 p.m. there will be a rally for public RTV on Trg Republike, the president of the general management of the strike committee and coordination of RTVS journalist unions wrote. Helena Milinković. Details will be announced at the end of the week.
According to her, after more than three months, negotiations on the resolution of strike demands have not brought solutions and progress, and the situation and threats to employees with fabricated procedures are getting worse. Employees are leaving due to dissatisfaction, while the RTVS management rejects any responsibility for the resulting situation and the drop in program quality, she added.
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As she reminded, the management of RTVS continues the pressure and tries to discipline the creators of the information program of Television Slovenia (TVS), while also threatening all those who stand in solidarity with their colleagues. At the same time, this management violates the current program-production plan. General director of the institute Andrei Grah Whatmough with a letter to political parties, he de-facto intervened in the creation of program time outside the referendum period, while at the same time, outside colleagues are invited to host the most important broadcasts of the news program, who are incompetent based on their proven experience.
According to her, the strike committee sees the initiative of the management of the mediation institute as a delaying maneuver, but not as a sincere proposal to resolve or reconcile positions on any point of the strike demands. Accordingly, he unanimously rejected the initiative.
The general leadership of the strike committee and the strike committee unanimously decided to invite the Ministry of Culture to participate in negotiations for an amicable settlement of the dispute. Negotiations on strike demands will continue on September 30.
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