Disneyland Paris Cast Members will be striking again on the morning of May 30, 2023, regarding pay and working conditions.
Disneyland Paris Cast Members Strike
UNSA (National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions), the Disneyland Paris Cast Member union, shared information about the strike on their Twitter account.
Roughly translated, the union wrote, “Our diversity is our shield!! Let’s join forces on this last straight line, let’s continue to mobilize all DLP Cast Members to demonstrate our determination!”
The strike will take place at 9:00 a.m. on May 30 outside the Imagination building, a backstage Cast Member building at Disneyland Paris.
In another tweet, the union wrote, “We are all concerned!! We, DLP Cast Members, woman or man, former or not, executive or not, unionized or not, member or not, representative or not, are ALL UNITED, only one answer is necessary A GENERAL MOBILIZATION on Tuesday, May 30.”
Ongoing Cast Member Strikes
Disneyland Paris Cast Members have been trying to incite change in their pay and conditions for months. Just a few weeks ago, a performance of Disney Stars on Parade at Disneyland Paris was canceled at the last minute due to another Cast Member strike.
A week ago, the union held a strike on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland Park. Guests arriving at Disneyland Paris in the morning were directed to the arcades to reach their destinations, and some believed a show was about to start since the area was being kept clear. As the demonstration continued, guests were able to see the Cast Members chanting for change. One performance of the “Dream… Shine Brighter” Parade was canceled due to Cast Members demonstrating in this space.
Another similar situation occurred at Disneyland Paris back in February when protests against unequal pay caused one performance of “Dream…and Shine Brighter” to go on without any characters and another performance to be completely canceled.
You can watch a full performance of “Dream…and Shine Brighter” below.
Due to a pension reform bill that raises the pension age from 62 to 64, numerous protests and strikes have occurred across France recently, too.