REUTERS WORKERS HOLD TWO-DAY INFORMATIONAL PICKET OUTSIDE OF GLOBAL FORUM ‘REUTERS NEXT’ IN NEW YORK CITY
For immediate release: November 30, 2022
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REUTERS WORKERS CONTINUE TWO-DAY INFORMATIONAL PICKET OUTSIDE OF GLOBAL FORUM ‘REUTERS NEXT’ IN NEW YORK CITY
Workers will be leafleting outside the event, demanding the company reach a tentative agreement on an equitable contract that provides them with strong working conditions.
Reuters NEXT is set to bring 350 global leaders, CEOs, and politicians from 100+ countries.
NEW YORK — As Reuters hosts global leaders from across the world for its annual Reuters NEXT forum, the company’s workers and journalists will stage a two-day informational picket outside of the event in Midtown Manhattan.
They’re demanding the company stop slow-walking contract negotiations and reach a deal on a strong and fair contract swiftly. “Two years is too long” reads their leaflet, which they’ll be passing out to attendees and visitors outside the venue.
This two-day informational picket comes a few weeks after 81% of membership voted in favor of a strike authorization. Months prior, over 300 employees across Reuters’ U.S. bureaus walked off the job, the first walkout at the company in over 30 years.
Among the top demands workers are hoping to settle in their contract is wage increase in line with inflation, as workers have not seen a general wage increase in over two years while Reuters has routinely reported high profits; The Thompson family, which owns Thomson Reuters, is the richest family in Canada and their personal net worth increased by more than $8 billion over the past two years. Other demands include sensible policies around non-disclosure and equitable parental leave.
Guild members are notifying all attendees of the conference of their picket and asking that they cancel their appearance at the conference and stand with them.
What: Reuters workers hold two-day informational picket outside Reuters NEXT global forum
When: Wednesday and Thursday, November 30 - December 1st, 8:30 - 11 AM ET
Where: Convene, 117 West 46th St., New York
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