Disneyland Paris Rumor - More Strikes?

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Disneyland Paris Rumor - More Strikes?

On Bloomberg today I read that "Unions representing workers at the Disneyland Paris complex, operated by Euro Disney SCA (EDL), have called for a 48-hour strike, starting today, in a dispute over salaries and benefits, French newspaper Les Echos said, citing union representatives." All I could think was AGAIN?

It seems to me that there always seems to be trouble brewing with the employees over there. Is this due to French Labor Law and Disney's values not really meshing well? Is it truly that miserable a place to work? I understand there's a 3% gap in the raise the employees want and what Disney is offering, but couldn't they simply split the difference and meet in the middle?

I seem to have a growing intolerance for unions. My sons teachers just went back to work after strike today. In the tough economic times that people are facing all over the world I just feel people are lucky to have job with a paycheck at all. Everyone has to do their part for the greater good, both Disney and the Union need to get with the greater good. Our Vacations Smile

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Kristen K. wrote:
On Bloomberg today I read that "Unions representing workers at the Disneyland Paris complex, operated by Euro Disney SCA (EDL), have called for a 48-hour strike, starting today, in a dispute over salaries and benefits, French newspaper Les Echos said, citing union representatives." All I could think was AGAIN?

It seems to me that there always seems to be trouble brewing with the employees over there. Is this due to French Labor Law and Disney's values not really meshing well? Is it truly that miserable a place to work? I understand there's a 3% gap in the raise the employees want and what Disney is offering, but couldn't they simply split the difference and meet in the middle?

I seem to have a growing intolerance for unions. My sons teachers just went back to work after strike today. In the tough economic times that people are facing all over the world I just feel people are lucky to have job with a paycheck at all. Everyone has to do their part for the greater good, both Disney and the Union need to get with the greater good. Our Vacations Smile

Im not a big Union person either. I know friends who are in one and for say working with the state and such I think they are much needed because the State can sometimes be a.... well... you know... not nice and the workers are usually the first ones who get cut when there is money involved... so its nice to have the union there to prevent that. BUT!!!!... I do agree that striking in a time where jobs are few is very wrong... no matter the job... ANYONE can be replaced, and probably for cheaper too. So yeah... I think Unions can be a good thing... but they can also cause more harm than anything.

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The unions in France are quite influential and the French people have a reputation in Europe of protesting without much provocation. Given the different politcal views of the U.S. and France I can easily see how the values of the company and the staff could be out of sync, but the local management should be selected for experience in dealing with this.

Given the state of the economy in Europe, 3% is optomistic imo.

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Dont EVEN get me started on DLP and the strikes they have there, they had them last year on valentines day, was horrid, loud horn sounds in disney village, i can just about cope with that but i have heard of them marching in front of the parade. What on earth?!?!!! they just ruin it for everyone else. Sure do what you want but NOT when in inplicts it on others GRRR!!!!!

Sorry for the rant Smile

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