Striking European Parliament interpreters back at work – for now

Striking interpreters at the European Parliament have reached a temporary compromise with their employers, and are back at work for the time being.

In August, we brought you news of the remote interpreters on strike in the European Parliament. The interpreters were protesting the lifting of health and safety measures on remote interpreting, such as time limits to protect against hearing damage.

They have agreed to once again interpret remotely, but only if the parliament adheres to health and safety guidelines.

The episode has highlighted the need for the industry to adapt to new ways of working following the pandemic.

At TLS, our interpreters’ health and safety is a priority. If you have any questions about this, please contact your account manager.