Cannes Fest Workers To Meet With French Government Over Labor Dispute


After every week of small and impromptu demonstrations, Cannes Film Festival employees are set to carry talks this afternoon with pageant administration, the CNC, and France’s different main leisure unions about the right way to resolve their ongoing dispute over pay and employee advantages.

The last-minute assembly is being held right here in Cannes. Other attendees embrace representatives from the French Ministries of Labor and Culture, Carrefour des Festivals, the Cannes Festival sidebar sections, the CGT, and the CFDT. We’re informed the central subject of debate will likely be the right way to streamline the advanced hiring and compensation course of for French pageant employees.

The attending Cannes Film Festival employees belong to the Precarious Film Festival Workers Collective, an unofficial union of French pageant employees, which has been organizing the small demonstrations right here in Cannes. The group welcomed information of right this moment’s assembly in an announcement shared with Deadline however informed us it nonetheless falls in need of their first demand: to be built-in into France’s intermittent scheme, designed to make sure common revenue for employees within the leisure sector. In response, the collective launched a protest this morning on the Croisette. The group arrange subsequent to the palais alongside reps from the CGT-Spectacle –France’s fundamental union for individuals employed within the leisure and tradition. Like many protests held throughout this 12 months’s pageant, the turnout was comparatively small with round 40 to 50 attendees. You can see footage from the demonstration under.

The collective has had a small however sustained presence at Cannes this 12 months, with pageant employees and attendees donning the collective’s shiny purple badge round city and at pageant venues. Collective members additionally launched a rooftop protest at Palais on opening evening.

Cannes Film Festival head Thierry Frémaux addressed the collective head-on in his opening day presser, telling journalists within the room that negotiations had been ongoing with the collective and the pageant has engaged immediately with them on the difficulty.

The Cannes Film Festival ends May 25.


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