Daunat employees resume work


The employees returned to work Saturday at the Daunat factory in Chambry (Aisne), while the site was blocked since April 2 by strikers calling for improved working conditions and a wage increase, union sources said Saturday. “Tests were conducted as early as Saturday morning to resume production Monday morning,” reported AFP Séverine Busin, head of the local chapter of the Fnaf-CGT (National Federation of Food and Forestry). The management had announced Thursday that the resumption of activity would take place Saturday. “An agreement has been found and is being signed.The employees who illegally blocked the site have validated the proposals made since the first day of negotiations by management,” said a spokesman for the management. “The 220 employees who came to express their wish to come back to work yesterday (Wednesday) will be able to resume their work from Saturday,” he added. The manufacture of sandwiches and salads could resume Monday, according to the same source. The management proposed a monthly bonus of 70 euros, which was accepted by the employees. They demanded a salary increase of 150 euros per month. About 80 of the plant’s 362 employees were on strike, according to Maryse Treton, secretary of Fnaf-CGT. According to Severine Busin, layoff letters for dismissal were received by 13 of the strikers.


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