Val d’Isere Pisteur Strike Called Off

A strike threatened by Val d’Isere pisteurs, which would have closed lifts in resort tomorrow, has been called off after their demands for more pay were met.

The pisteurs had threatened to strike over low pay – read more about their demands in our previous article.

It seems tomorrow’s forecast sunny ski day has been saved for Val d’Isere skiers with just hours to spare for negotiations. They were demanding €150 euros more a month in pay packets, which it was claimed were under minimum wage and below pisteurs in other similar resorts.

The pisteurs posted on their Facebook page:

“Results of the negotiations of today, our demands have been accepted in large part, which announces the end of the strike notice.
Thanks to our delegates for this fierce battle and to all colleagues for their solidarity, as well as all the people who have supported us on social networks or other.
There is nothing more than to wish our friends holidaymakers to spend a nice sunny day and take advantage of this good snow that has fallen in abundance these days.
All the staff of the corporation of the slopes of Val d’Isere thanked the city council as well as the director and the deputy director for the constructive dialogue which has resulted in a fair and balanced agreement.
The notice of strike is so lifted!!!
We thank all those who have supported us…
A big thank you to the delegates who have fought too hard!”

Katie Downs

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