The discussions started at the end of November on the voluntary departure of around 1,000 Disneyland Paris employees as part of a collective contractual termination (RCC) are very difficult. The CGT of the amusement park announced on Wednesday that it had slammed the door to negotiations. The management of Eurodisney did not wish to comment.
Even if the CGT plays the policy of the empty chair, the negotiations will however continue. Four other unions (CFDT, CFTC, Unsa and CFE-CGC) are still around the table to talk about a “reorganization that dates from before the coronavirus”, according to Djamila Ouaz, CFDT delegate.
“The employees concerned by the overhaul of the entertainment offer are considered as a priority, but operational, technical and administrative employees will also be able to join the device”, explains in a press release the CGT, 2nd union behind the CFDT. “Some fear that the management is trying to remove, under the pretext of volunteering, older and former employees,” says the union. For the CGT, the direction wants above all “to separate from employees in CDI to replace them by intermittents”, which is “unacceptable”.
A return to normal not before 2022
After being closed from March 13 to July 15, the amusement park, which employs 17,000 people, has been closed again since October 30. It is not expected to reopen until February 13 at the earliest. The management does not envisage a return of activity to normal (equivalent to 2019) before 2022, according to a union source.
Globally, the Disney group plans to cut 32,000 jobs in its amusement park activities by the end of the first half of 2021, including 28,000 in the United States, due to the impact of the epidemic of Covid-19.