La Samaritaine forced by the CGT to close on December 22 and 23
The department store was subjected yesterday to an operation by the CGT to demand a wage increase. The action continues. On the eve of Christmas, this temple of luxury will therefore remain closed until Saturday 10 am.
Dozens of people members of the CGT (General Confederation of Labor) have invested Thursday morning, December 22, the Samaritaine, owned by the group LVMH. The management of the department store explains to AFP that “This morning demonstrators of the CGT Commerce forced the entrance of the Samaritaine. Almost all of these demonstrators are not employees of the Samaritaine. For security reasons, customers and staff have been evacuated. The wage demands being made are not related to the Samaritaine.”
For his part, Amar Lagha, general secretary CGT services and trade spoke to AFP: “The Samaritaine is a symbolic place and wealth. Many employees who work here can not even afford to buy what they sell. We are organizing a strike because we have no one to talk to. The bosses refuse to talk to us.”
A strike had mobilized about fifty employees of the Samaritaine in mid-November concerning the subject of wages, according to Jean-Michel Remande, CGT union delegate, who explains that the management had replied by email that the traditional mandatory annual negotiations would take place in January. The department store is expected to remain closed all day on December 23, still occupied by protesters.
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Passionnée depuis son plus jeune âge par l’art et la mode, Hélène s’oriente vers une école de stylisme, l’Atelier Chardon-Savard à Paris, avec une option Communication. Afin d’ajouter des cordes à son arc, elle décide de compléter sa formation par un MBA en Management du Luxe et Marketing Expérientiel à l’Institut Supérieur de Gestion à Paris dont elle sort diplômée en 2020. Elle a notamment écrit des articles lifestyle et beauté pour le magazine Do it in Paris et se spécialise en rédaction d’articles concernant le luxe, l’art et la mode au sein du magazine Luxus Plus.********** [EN] Passionate about art and fashion from a young age, Hélène went to a fashion design school, Atelier Chardon-Savard in Paris, with a Communication option. In order to add more strings to her bow, she decided to complete her education with an MBA in Luxury Management and Experiential Marketing at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris from which she graduated in 2020. She has written lifestyle and beauty articles for Do it in Paris magazine and specializes in writing articles about luxury, art and fashion for Luxus Plus magazine.