After a month of "determined" maids' strike at the Ibis Batignolles hotel in Paris, some thirty people gathered on Saturday at noon on the doors of the hotel. They demand a drop in the pace of work.
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"We're here, we're here", "What do we want? Our rights", "STN thug": accompanied by whistles and drums, the chambermaids of the subcontractor STN, joined by employees other companies, despite the rain, showed their anger against "back pain" and "abuse of outsourcing".
Up to "36, 37 rooms a day"
In post "for a year and three months" in this hotel, the second largest Ibis in France and Europe after Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, Djeneba Diallo explains that "overtime is not paid ", while they are ordered to clean more rooms than" the 21 per day provided by the contract "for six hours of work. "If we do not want, they threaten us, we have to do 36, 37 rooms a day ...", she adds.
Instead of "three and a half rooms to be done in one hour", the strikers want to go down to "three rooms per hour," says Mama Ndiaye, who suffers from tendonitis after "ten years" at Ibis Batignolles. And "a big room" should be worth "two rooms", completes Rachel Keke, militant like her colleagues to the CGT of the prestigious and economic hotels (CGT-HPE), the union which supports the movement. "We also want a clock to be paid by hour of work and not by the number of rooms," says Ms. Keke, also afflicted with tendinitis to one arm.