Switzerland -Protest against lay-offs -April 11, 2013

Workers at Hotel Capitole in Geneva went on strike to protest against lay-offs during the temporary closure of the hotel for renovation. Their employer, Capitole Management SA, is in advanced talks with Accor, the French transnational hotel operator, for a management contract at the re-opening. Workers asked to be employed in one of the other 11 hotels that Accor operates in Geneva and to be re-hired at the re-opening. During a meeting with trade union Unia and workers' representatives, both Capitole Management and Accor refused to find solutions for workers affected by the closure. The strike is the first in a Geneva hotel for 10 years. The company has responded by forcing workers from its other hotels to move to Hotel Capitole to replace their striking colleagues.

English: http://www.4-traders.com/news/IUF-International-Union-of-Food-Agricultural ...

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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