The National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions (UNSA) representing Disneyland Paris Cast Members has called for another strike action on the morning of June 19. They advise of probable entertainment cancellations and disruptions to operations.
June 19 Strike Action
The strike is scheduled to begin at the Imaginations building at 9:00 a.m. UNSA wrote in their Tweet:
L’ART DE NOYER LE POISSON, ou est ce un aveux d’impuissance de vouloir convaincre les salarié via des pseudos rencontres, tables rondes, tout en continuant à refuser de rencontrer notre Organisation Syndicale. Pendant ce temps là !! D’autres ont été reçu
Roughly translated, this means:
THE ART OF DROWNING THE FISH, or is it an admission of powerlessness to want to convince employees via pseudo meetings, round tables, while continuing to refuse to meet our Union Organization. In the meantime !! Others have been received
Here is the text of their letter in French, followed by a rough translation.
APPEL A LA GREVE LUNDI 19 JUIN A 9H00 A IMAGINATIONS
Des milliers de salaries se sont mobilises, mis en greve depuis plusieurs semaines pour denoncer le malaise et le mal-titre general, nos conditions de travail, de planifications en dents-de-scie, d’epuisement avec des rythmes horaires fortement cadences (horaires choisis/adaptes), pour des augmentations de salaire afin de vivre dignement. Ces greves historiques ont eu le merite de crever l’abces au grand jour.
Mais pas de reaction de la Direction ! Stop aux paroles : maintenant les salaries attendent des ACTES concrets de la Direction !
C’est pourquoi la CGT et l’UNSA Disneyland Paris ont decide d’un commun accord d’appeler officiellement a une journee de greve.
Lundi 19 Juin dès 9h00 à IMAGINATIONS
Salaries toutes categories professionnelles confondues: operationnels, administratifs/support, de la maintenance, des spectacles, de la securite et de tous corps de métiers confondus, syndiques ou pas, venez faire entendre votre voix.
La Direction a vu et entendu la colere, la souffrance, mais n’agit pas. Cela doit changer, la MAGIE c’est nous tous qui la faisons, mais nous n’en beneficions pas.
RDV LUNDI 9H00 EN GREVE A IMAGINATIONS
UNIS, DETERMINES ET ENGAGES, IMPOSONS UNE NOUVELLE ERE POUR LES SALARIES
CALL FOR STRIKE MONDAY JUNE 19 AT 9:00 AM AT IMAGINATIONS
Thousands of employees have mobilized, been on strike for several weeks to denounce the malaise and general mistreatment, our working conditions, jagged schedules, exhaustion with strongly paced hourly shifts (hourly chosen/adapted), for salary increases in order to live with dignity. These historic strikes had the merit of bursting the abscess in broad daylight.
But no reaction from management! Stop the words: now employees expect concrete ACTIONS from management!
This is why the CGT and UNSA Disneyland Paris have decided by mutual agreement to officially call for a day of strike.
Monday, June 19 from 9:00 a.m. at IMAGINATIONS
Employees of all professional categories: operational, administrative/support, maintenance, entertainment, security and all trades combined, union members or not, come and make your voice heard.
Management has seen and heard the anger and the suffering, but does not act. This must change, the MAGIC is all of us who do it, but we don’t benefit from it.
APPOINTMENT MONDAY 9:00 AM STRIKE AT IMAGINATIONS
UNITED, DETERMINED AND COMMITTED, LET’S IMPOSE A NEW ERA FOR EMPLOYEES
Disneyland Paris Cast Member Strikes So Far
On May 30, nearly 1,000 Disneyland Paris employees went on strike to demand higher wages. The action forced Disney to cancel an 11:00 a.m. performance of the “Dream… Shine Brighter” show and cavalcade at Disneyland Park. This is not the first time a parade has been canceled due to a Cast Member strike at this park.
Forbes reported union members had attempted to meet with management earlier that morning, but were turned away. After the May 30 demonstrations, another planned Cast Member strike action took place on Saturday, June 3, prompting a temporary flexible cancellation policy for guests.
This was the third protest by Disneyland Paris employees in recent weeks. On May 10, a group of about 200 employees staged a demonstration, and on May 23, the number of participants grew to 500. Employees from hotels, maintenance, and security also joined.
Cast Members for the Paris resort are demanding a monthly wage increase of €200, increased mileage allowances, and more flexible scheduling. They’ve stated that their wages have not kept up with the rate of inflation, and are struggling to make ends meet.
The park’s management met with union leaders on May 26 in an attempt to reach a settlement. Disney offered some measures to address cost of living issues, though union officials said they were not enough. According to union leaders, the proposed changes do not “extinguish the fire” of present economic conditions.
“It’s historic what happened,” Ahmed Masrour, a representative of the UNSA union, told La Marne. “The employees even organized an autonomous general assembly.”
Another strike was held on June 6, this time resulting in a canceled fireworks show.