Two unions in the ski lift sector have called a strike. In question, the new rules of unemployment insurance for seasonal contracts.
Mobilization in altitude and in music in French stations against the reform of unemployment insurance. In Tourmalet, dozens of seasonal workers distribute leaflets. Opening of the slopes delayed for holidaymakers. “If it really puts them in difficulty, I understand their movement”, explains a father. For seasonal workers, disrupting the holidays is the best way to make your voice heard.
New methods of calculating compensation
“We are going on strike a lot so that the message gets across”, confirms a seasonal. According to unions, seasonal workers are mobilized in around forty stations across France. On strike against the new compensation rules of Pôle Emploi which penalize them. It took four months of activity to get unemployment, now you will have to work six months. In the Pyrenees, where the winter season is shorter, the reform goes badly. “It is not possible to have a six-month season in the Pyrenees for 80% of seasonal workers”, specifies a seasonal.