French Union Calls for Apple Store Employees to Strike on iPhone 5 Launch Day

Posted September 20, 2012 at 7:17pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8720 views

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.

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jtd - September 21, 2012 at 6:47pm
fucking french!!! Lucky to have jobs! apple should just do what ryanair did and leave lol see how they like no jobs and no apple
Firsts in line 4 iphone 5 - September 21, 2012 at 3:09am
I think............ People should just be lucky they even have a job these days the way the world is. I've never been in a union. Don't see the point. My partner has been in a union for 10 years and for what???? Nothing. What a waste of fees over 10 years. Life is shitty, just find something you in joy and get on with life.
Abel - September 20, 2012 at 11:23pm
It s really smart to speak like that
Simon - September 20, 2012 at 9:50pm
Strike because apple map sucks!
Gogu - September 20, 2012 at 9:45pm
If it wasn't for US and allies they will speak German now. LoL
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