Unions representing workers at Apple stores in France are going on strike on September 22 and 23, the expected launch days of the iPhone 15. They are seeking improved pay and working conditions, notably a pay rise of 7% to take into account inflation and a resolution of the enlargement. hiring freeze. Apple management, however, proposed a maximum increase of 4.5%.
Apple’s French unions, made up of CGT, Unsa, CFDT and Cidre-CFTC, expressed their disappointment at management’s position on social media site X, formerly known as Twitter. Apple Retail France management ignored our perfectly reasonable requests; therefore, we call for a strike, stated CGT Apple Retail.
In addition, support for the strike appears to be growing, with support from Apple France’s corporate sector and the Apple team in Barcelona, Spain. Union organizers have also pushed employees to rally near Apple’s main Paris store at the Opéra Garnier.
The strike notice covers all 20 Apple stores in France, including nine around Paris, three in the city centre, two in Lyon and others in cities including Marseille, Lille and Strasbourg.
A conference call with Apple’s European management left the unions dissatisfied. “They basically said, ‘You’re doing pretty well, don’t complain,'” relayed a representative of the CGT. This labor unrest comes after another blow to Apple in France. The nation’s authorities temporarily halted sales of the iPhone 12, citing exceeding the radiation limit. Apple pledged to tweak the software for those devices in France, although concerns in other European nations hint at more far-reaching measures.
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