Belgium -Cleaners strike at Mercure hotel -April 02, 2014

Mercure workers responsible for cleaning the rooms started a strike to protest against the management's plans to outsource their jobs and employ them via a private firm.

Mercure workers responsible for cleaning the rooms started a strike to protest against the management's plans to outsource their jobs and employ them via a private firm. Trades unions say 30 to 40 employees took part in the action, to support their 18 colleagues working in the hotel's housekeeping section. The trades unions claim that the outsourcing will trigger a higher work pressure and redundancies. They say that cleaning girls will have to clean 3 to 4 rooms per hour, which is impossible.

English: http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/Economy ...  

 

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