A brief case-study for everyone in local news.
A truck company in Strasbourg, France, is having a hard time and apparently is trying to lay off some of its workforce. A conflict appeared with the unions of course. The story took a somewhat dramatic stance when one of the union worker was accidentally hit by a truck trying to avoid blockade. We (Rue89 Strasbourg) wrote a small story about it.
But since it’s almost the only place where the conflict in this truck company appeared on the medias, many workers there are using our comments to voice their positions on the issues : should the strike go on or not, is the blockade killing what’s left of the company, etc.
Apparently, the social dialog between this company workers is happening in our comments, because they fail having it within their enteprise.
On a personal note, I deeply regret we don’t have the proper tools in order to make this online dialog more productive, and more “news generating” matter. But we may score some progress with Coral here, make sure these kind of voices are heard and somewhat solve a problem.
For those understanding french, this is where it happens :