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European Parliament Interpreters Forced Off Strike

European Parliament (EP) interpreters are angry—and they have just cause.

They had a strong beef about their deteriorating work conditions. The concept of “interpreter as machine” is still with us. And the amount of time they were being asked to interpret coupled to the specific tasks screamed “fried brains.”

So about 300 interpreters (nearly two thirds of the EP group) went out on strike. But the EP forced them back on the job. And the issues remain unresolved.

If these are among the elite interpreters of the world—how are the rest getting treated?

 

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Article originally found in INTERSECT weekly update from June 29, 2018.

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