Le Monde newsroom grinds to a halt over job cuts

Journalists at French daily newspaper Le Monde downed tools yesterday for only the third time in the title’s 63-year history.

The strike is over plans to cut around a third of the workforce at the loss-making paper – a move which has angered reporters.

“How will we make a quality daily newspaper with such a small number of reporters?” union rep Christiane Chombeau told the Wall Street Journal Europe.

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