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 Post subject: France: Strikes vs Festivals
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2003 7:11 am 
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Strikes Disrupt Festivals in France

ELAINE SCIOLINO
NY Times

PARIS, June 30 — ... this year's performing arts festivals are in jeopardy because of strikes by workers in the arts over tougher regulations for unemployment benefits. <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/01/arts/01FRAN.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: France: Strikes vs Festivals
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:47 am 
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No mention of the Franch dance festivals, but I assume that they will be effected by these strikes as well. Message to our French readers - please correct me if I'm wrong:

French festivals hit by strikes
From the BBC website


Millions came out on strike earlier this year
Some of France's top arts festivals are at risk this summer because of a strike by the country's artistic workers.

Staff in the theatre, TV and film industries have walked out in protest at new regulations which cover their unemployment benefits.

On Monday, workers picketed the offices of three companies in and around Paris which rent equipment to TV and film companies, which organisers say disrupted work on several productions.

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Performers threaten to halt 650 French festivals in support of unemployed
By Paul Webster in Paris for The Guardian

All France's 650 summer cultural festivals face cancellation because of a protest by performers, musicians, dancers, stage managers and technicians that is likely to halt next week's Avignon festival.

Yesterday, Avignon's artistic director, Bernard Faivre d'Arcier, who backed the demonstrators, described the protest as "a forest fire which no one knew how to put out" and forecast bankruptcies.

Theatres, films and television have also been hit by moves to bring the show business industry to a halt in a dispute over the reduction of unemployment pay for "resting" performing artists and technicians.

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Summer arts festivals face cacophony from striking workers create more disharmony for the suffering French
By Anne Penketh for The Independent

The Brazilian musician Joao Gilberto had a foghorn accompaniment at his concert at the Vienne jazz festival in western France. But the improvisation on Saturday night was not planned by the artist, who abandoned the concert after 40 minutes. It was arranged by protesting arts workers, angered by plans to reduce their unemployment benefits.

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 Post subject: Re: France: Strikes vs Festivals
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2003 5:13 am 
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It looks like the biggest dance casualty is the Montpelier Dance Festival:

Song and dance over pay threatens France's festivals
By Robert Graham for The Financial Times


France has been left wondering this week whether the annual round of 650 summer arts festivals is for the benefit of the players or the spectators.

That the benefit might be mutual has been lost in an acrimonious dispute over how the majority of actors, musicians and technical staff should be rewarded. The dispute is not about pay as such, but about a much-abused system of unemployment benefit that has become a form of pay.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:36 am 
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French Actors Occupy Festival Site in Benefits Row

PARIS (Reuters) - Battling to save the summer's much-loved arts festivals from walk-outs by disgruntled actors, French Culture Minister Jean-Jacques Aillagon promised on Monday to reopen talks over jobless pay for performers. <a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=801&ncid=771&e=1&u=/nm/20030707/stage_nm/arts_france_dc target=_blank>more on Yahoo</a>


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2003 11:41 am 
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Strike Shutters French Festival Opening

JEAN-MARIE GODARD
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PARIS - A renowned theater festival in Avignon canceled its opening day shows Tuesday as performers went on strike to protest a plan to cut back their jobless benefits, organizers said. <a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030708/ap_on_re_eu/france_performers_strike_8 target=_blank>more on Yahoo</a>
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ANGELA DOLAND
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PARIS - French performance artists, protesting a plan to reduce unemployment benefits, staged a wave of demonstrations Tuesday that briefly slowed the Tour de France, tried to block a Rolling Stones concert and canceled opening day of a drama festival in Provence. <a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030708/ap_on_en_ot/france_performers_strike_10 target=_blank>more on Yahoo</a>


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 Post subject: Re: France: Strikes vs Festivals
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 6:16 am 
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LAWRENCE VAN GELDER
NY Times

FRENCH ARTS WORKERS STRIKE The opening of the Avignon theater festival fell victim yesterday to a wave of strikes across France by technicians, actors, dancers and filmmakers resisting efforts to reduce their unemployment benefits, news agencies report. <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/09/arts/09ARTS.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: France: Strikes vs Festivals
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 9:27 am 
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French Strikes Bring Curtain Down on Avignon

Jean-Francois Rosnoblet

AVIGNON, France (Reuters) - The final curtain fell early on France's world-renowned Avignon arts festival on Thursday when the director, refusing to bow to the demands of striking actors and technicians, axed all of this year's events. <a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=801&ncid=771&e=1&u=/nm/20030710/stage_nm/arts_france_dc target=_blank>more on Yahoo</a>


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Bon courage jusq'au bout! :cool:

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 Post subject: Re: France: Strikes vs Festivals
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:13 pm 
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I have been watching this with some interest. I glad these artists are standing up for themselves. It is so easy for a government to take away from a vaulnerable group like artists, and so often they don't fight back.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 1:19 pm 
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Strikes Shut Down French Festivals

ALAN RIDING
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AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 10 — After more than a week of disruptions and protests by striking actors and technicians, France's two most popular summer arts festivals — the Avignon theater festival and the Aix-en-Provence opera festival — were canceled today. Their directors said they refused to operate under necessary police protection. <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/11/arts/11AIX.html target=_blank>more</a>


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Unions Vow More Disruptions in France

JOCELYN GECKER
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PARIS - With France's summer cultural season looking ever more doomed, striking show business workers vowed Friday to stand firm and block festivals that have not yet been canceled. <a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030711/ap_en_mu/france_performers_strike_27 target=_blank>more</a>


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 10:10 am 
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Curtains for France's Summer Festivals

Jennifer Picard and Christina Passariello
BusinessWeek Online

When Jack Nicholson picks up a bullhorn, it's usually to shout at his fellow actors when filming a movie. <a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/bw/20030731/bs_bw/nf200307313803db066 target=_blank>more on Yahoo</a>


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Avignon festival survives strike threat
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This year’s Avignon festival opened without disruption, despite recent fears of a repeat of the union strikes that forced the cancellation of last year’s event.

For more than a year, a large section of France’s estimated 100,000 ‘intermittents’ - technicians and performers - has protested against changes to their unemployment benefits. However, the 2004 festival went ahead as planned.

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