Geneva print workers face redundancy
Print journalism in Switzerland is not immune from the pressures of the internet –and more jobs are going in the sector.
The publishers of the newspaper ‘Le Temps’ and the magazine ‘L’Hebdo’ are taking action to stem cash losses.
The closure of L’Hebdo’ has already been announced – after 35 years. Now Le Temps will lose 35 people, including journalists, typesetter, marketing staff and administration staff.
Le Temps and L’Hebdo have had a close relationship in the past and share a newsroom.
But unions say the paper will not be able to function with such cuts and are fighting the job losses.
It could be argued Switzerland is behind the curve on the changes in the media sector. Despite the growth of online news, the Swiss have remained generally loyal to newspapers.