France -2theloo fires toilet attendants for not speaking enough languages -September 30, 2015

Dutch firm 2theloo has fired all eleven toilet attendants who used to work in the public bathrooms in central Paris after being awarded management of five public toilets. Despite the contract specifically stating that the toilet attendants’ employment contracts would be kept on, 2theloo called the eleven ‘dames pipi’ and contracted two men instead. 2theloo has denied having any obligation towards the former employees and continued saying they have no need for toilet attendants, but rather employed luxury concierge services in their new ‘boutique toilets’, adding the ladies do not speak enough languages to qualify for any of the new positions. A Paris tribunal ruled that it would not allow an urgent hearing for six of the cleaners who have lodged complaints, but their cases will still be heard at a date that has yet to be fixed.

English: http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2015/09/paris-wee-wee-ladies-lose-right …  

http://www.equaltimes.org/french-toilet-attendants-fight ...  

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