Members of one of the unions at the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer staged a protest sit-in in front of the Louis II stadium on morning of Thursday, May 23, demanding better conditions.

Le syndicat monégasque des caisses, responsible for customer-facing financial work and the fight against money-laundering, had threatened strike action during Monaco’s premier event, the Grand Prix, when it became affiliated with the umbrella Union of Monaco Trade Unions (USM) in April.

Later on Thursday, Olivier Cardot, general secretary of the USM, said; “The discussions were unsuccessful… and dozens of employees have planned four days of strike, until Sunday.” 

Also on Thursday, the Government issued a statement supporting the position of the SBM management “and encourages the representatives of this union to favour dialogue rather than actions that go against the interests of the majority of employees.

“The Prince’s Government, keen to maintain social equity, is constantly attentive to the demands of the Principality’s social partners. The Department of Social Affairs and Health is, as always, available at any time to support both employers and employees in their legitimate discussions and help them conclude fair and balanced agreements.”

Featured image courtesy of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer