Could Eurovision be threatened by TV staff strike?

Could Eurovision be threatened by TV staff strike?

Around 80 staff at Swedish public broadcaster SVT could walk out during final Eurovision preparations if a union strike goes ahead, The Local reports.

Planned industrial action by 11,000 Swedish engineering staff next week, including dozens believed to be working in Eurovision-related broadcasting, was put on hold on Friday after Almega, the Employer's Organisation for the Swedish Service Sector, argued that the walkout violated national strike rules.

However the protest could still take place ahead of Eurovision, if the courts side with the Swedish Union of Engineers, which is behind the planned action.

The union's legal advisor Lars Astrom told Swedish newswire TT on Friday that it would take at least five working days for a decision to be reached.

 

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