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Canal Nou workers carry on regardless as liquidators barred from building take legal action
29 November 2013 @ 11:38

ORDERS by the Valencia regional government to take Canal Nou and Ràdio Nou off air now that the closure of Radio TV Valenciana (RTVV) has become official have fallen on deaf ears – at least 40 workers in the studio have refused to leave the building and are broadcasting via a different frequency.

And Canal Nou (Channel 9) has continued to show programmes throughout the night and attempts have been made to prevent the liquidators from entering the control room to disconnect the cables and take the TV station off air.

Staff were allowed to enter in twos yesterday (Thursday) evening to collect their belongings, but faced with the multiple rebellion, police have been stopping them getting in since.

However, at around 02.00hrs, a number of employees managed to dodge the barriers and get back into their old workplace.

They have all been told via email that their job contracts have now ceased, but this has not stopped them going to work at the start of their usual shifts.

The overnight presenter on Canal Nou says no formal instructions were given to cease broadcasting, hence the team has continued to do so.

Some time around 04.15hrs this morning, head of security at RTVV met with the chief of police and the chairman of the committee for the company.

Vice-chairwoman Salut Alcover says that if the regional government has not taken the show off air yet, it is because they 'do not even know how to cut a cable'.
“And if they don't even know how to cut through a wire, how are they supposed to govern the region of Valencia?” She wondered.


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