Four trade unionists from the hotel Concorde Opéra, a prestigious establishment in the eighth arrondissement of Paris, are under pressure from their management, based on the CGT. Their mistake? Allowing a July Ethiopian housemaid in the service of the UAE family staying at the hotel, to escape from the room where she said restraint and abused. The director of this four star hotel including not blame them "not to be aware of the existence of this situation. But they have not done immediately lest it prevents the family, "said Claude Lévy, CGT prestigious hotels. CGT: a problem "recurring in luxury hotels» For the union, "modern slavery is a recurring problem in luxury hotels" and the direction "did not always think to warn the authorities." The complaints do not stop there. The Director of Concorde Opéra union accuses of having "lost turnover" to the hotel by their intervention, says Claude Lévy requesting the removal of sanctions. July 12 trade unionists were warned by a maid in the presence of a young Ethiopian woman who accompanied clients who complained of being their slave. They contacted two associations, solidarity and Women Committee against Modern Slavery. "For now, the girl is supported by the committee, it was a whole process of interviews, appointments," said Sylvie O'Dy Committee Chair. The young woman "terrorized" by the family Alerted the eve of the departure of the family, the police demanded the surrender of passports confiscated by the family and heard the young woman who was able to escape this situation. A police report, the 24-year old Ethiopian has (...) Read the rest of this article on Leparisien.fr
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