Magnificent ending for Les Menuires 7Pay dispute resolved
Following the week long protest in the 3 Valleys, the Les Menuires 7 have successfully resolved their pay dispute with the chalet company Skithe3V.
Four hour meeting ends with a positive result for the employees but raises questions for chalet companies
The meeting between the seven protesters, the French labour inspection, the town hall's services director and a respresentative from Skithe3V was held on Friday, which followed with the group posted this message on their Facebook page:
"OK, let’s cut to the chase … We’ve won!!! After a four-hour meeting the company has had to back down over it’s miserly offer and has had to stump up some serious dosh.
We’ve received half of what we are owed in cash and the rest will follow at the end of the month. This will be overseen by the French authorities who will enforce payment. Failure to pay the sums due (which they have worked out – not us or the company – based on hours worked) will result in a large fine for Skithe3V."
It is reported that the seven workers are to receive the French minimum wage (9,22 € ) for the hours they worked and that the company Skithe3V (not to be confused with Courchevel based chalet company Ski 3V) has to register for business in France.
The repercussions of this meeting could affect British based chalet operators who recruit and pay workers in the UK.