French Union Calls for Apple Store Employees to Strike on iPhone 5 Launch Day
A main union representing workers at Apple Stores in Paris and other French cities has called for employees to strike on iPhone 5 launch day, reports Reuters.
Demands by the SUD union, which represents about a quarter of Apple Store employees, included the installation of water fountains, providing meal vouchers and paying a thirteenth month of salary as is common at French companies.
"We're inviting all the employees who consider insufficient the advances made as part of annual labor negotiations and think Apple isn't showing enough of an interest in its French employees to join us tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. in front of the Opera Apple Store," union head Thomas Bordage said.
The other unions who represent the other 75% of employees are not calling for a strike.