France -Champagne workers on strike demanding profit sharing -March 23, 2015

Epernay’s region record sales of €4.5 billion in 2014, while workers have no wage increases.

Vineyard and winery workers at Epernay’s famous champagne houses went on strike demanding to share in 2014 profits. The region recently announced a record sales of €4.5 billion in 2014, while workers have not seen any wage increases. Trade unions report 80% of the 3900 unionised workers joined the strike, filling up the Avenue de Champagne. The workers are demanding a profit sharing mechanism as well as improvement of working conditions.

English: http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/03/champagne-protesters-take-to-the-streets

 

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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