French publishers make staff part-time to secure government assistance

French publishers make staff part-time to secure government assistance


Major French publishers are making their staff part-time under new measures announced by the government to help companies survive the lockdown imposed to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on Friday that the two-week lockdown, which began on 17th March, would be extended at least to 15th April.
 
“Most houses have suspended the bulk of their activities,” said Pierre Dutilleul, director of the French Publishers Association (Syndicat de l’Edition National, SNE). They are maintaining their accounting, human resources and other vital services through ...

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