Staff walk out of major French publishing house over working conditions

Staff walk out of major French publishing house over working conditions

More than 100 staff of the La Martinière group walked out for an hour yesterday (4th January) in protest over working conditions in the children and young adults book division, according to the French trade publication Livres Hebdo.

The protestors demanded that the editorial director of the division, Béatrice Decroix, be removed from her post and replaced as soon as possible by a new recruit. Decroix is the wife of the group’s owner Hervé de la Martinière.

The crisis has erupted after several years of tension. The group’s company doctor had issued a report earlier calling for a new divisi...

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