Thursday, September 27, 2012

[olympiaworkers] Lyon, France: Strike at Domino's Pizza

Sept. 27, 2012

News of the struggle against Domino's Pizza Friday in the 8th district to
protest working conditions and low wages. Here is the translated text from
the site, edited for this post.

Contact the strikers at col­lec­tif-domi­nos-lyon8 [AT] hot­
Original page:

Friday, 21 September, 2012, 6pm. Employees of Domino's Pizza store Lyon 8e
were given an appointment to find a solution to low wages and poor working
conditions (the leaflet is written attached to the end of the text).

Accompanied by many unionists, workers decided to request a meeting with
their employer. It is not available, employees have decided to unanimously
get out this situation by exercising their right of strike for the evening
after a meeting with the employer was fixed the next day at 10am.

Saturday, 22 September at 10am, employees collectively met their employer
and demanded respect of the Labour Code and the collective agreement of
fast food (which represents a revolution in the franchise), the massive
hiring to compensate for the lack of staff making the conditions of
appalling working and renewal of equipment deliverymen (request an outfit
winter tire quality, protection, ...)

After the employer responded to most requests with rhetoric and
demagoguery, it was decided that it should allow 1 week to allow time for
it to implement various advanced.

Employees returned to work in "partial service", refusing to deliver
without new tires and better equipped scooters. New arrivals were held,
providing reuse their right of withdrawal if they felt too much pressure.
The next appointment with the employer shall be next Saturday!

Insecure jobs, poor working conditions, low wages, committed throughout
the fight!

Leaflet distributed Sept. 21: Domino's pizza Lyon 8e:


Students and precarious workers, forced to work for a large majority of
us, we no longer support the use of which we are the object and the
attitude of management who feels above the law!

Employees working in appalling working conditions: Members of the
management team are demoted without prior interview and pushed to the
limit, under constant pressure that brings some of the depression.
Schedules are often notified 2 days before the beginning of the week they
are intended. Lack of occupational visits.

The hours spent in the dressing room are mandatory unpaid but then that
compensation is provided for by the collective agreement of fast food.
Outfits and scooters are a pathetic quality and they do not protect any of
the deliverymen winter cold, rain and road accidents ...... not to mention
temperatures inside the store that have been regularly above 35 ° C!

Poverty wages for niche huge work: 12 week contracts are imposed on the
vast majority of employees, some are forced to work five nights a week to
complete these hours while the salary does not exceed some € 425 net per
month! Management is very flexible schedules imposed on employees
regardless of their personal lives.

Monthly pay slips must be verified by the employees to avoid errors.
Additional hours and overtime are not paid. Illegal practices with the
signing of an addendum to the employment contract after hours they target
are often implemented. It may take months to get compensation for
transport to our workplace, even if the compensation comes a day!

In addition, the lack of manpower (departures not replaced) puts us in a
dangerous situation and a report of conflict with customers who complained
to the employees of the service quality.

Under these conditions a number of employees of Domino's pizza Lyon 8e
will implement articles 40L4131-1 of the Labour Code and following which
include that "the employer may require the worker who has exercised his
right of withdrawal to resume its activities in a work situation where
there is continuing imminent and serious danger. "

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