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“They only worked 35 to 40 days a year”: France 3 responds to Bertrand Renard and Arielle Boulin-Prat, ousted from “Numbers and letters”

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Bertrand Renard and Arielle Boulin-Prat, the two pillars of France 3’s game show “Numbers and Letters”, will not be present in the new version of the show, which will now only be broadcast on weekends. Both denounced a “situation of rare violence” in a press release: “What is discreetly referred to as a ‘contractual disagreement’ has arisen, because FTV demanded a reduction in our salary of around 60% and refused to grant us the CDI that we had the audacity to claim. Yes, you read correctly, we’ve been on fixed-term contracts for thirty-six years for Arielle, and forty-seven years for Bertrand… We don’t exist, even though we’re on the air every day. This regularization was flatly refused to us without explanation. It is humanly unacceptable before it is legally,” they wrote.

Today, France Télévisions insisted on breaking the silence, via a press release. “Mrs. Arielle Boulin-Prat and Mr. Bertrand Renard, hosts of this program engaged on fixed-term contracts, refused to continue their collaboration under the new conditions offered to them. Many exchanges have in fact taken place since June with Mrs. Boulin-Prat and Mr. Renard, with regard to the new programming of the show and their situation. They were offered an increase in their fee to compensate for a significant share of the drop in the number of issues. Madame Boulin-Prat and Monsieur Renard refused it. »

And to continue: “They had fixed-term contracts of use which are authorized and practiced by the whole of the profession. They only worked 35 to 40 days a year in 6 to 8 filming sessions. These contractual terms have been renewed from year to year by mutual agreement. Mrs. Boulin-Prat and Mr. Renard have never applied for permanent contracts before. »

Will Bertrand Renard and Arielle Boulin-Prat respond to this press release? To be continued…