ERJ staff report (DS)
Clairoix, France -- Continental has, as part of its legal obligations to employees in the former tyre factory in Clairoix, France, offered its employees jobs at the Continental plant in Tunisia at a tenth the wages they were earning previously.
World Socialist website reports that on March 24, workers received a letter from Continental offering them jobs in Tunisia. It added, â€œWhile this position corresponds to your professional qualifications, we would nevertheless like to draw your attention to the fact that the gross monthly salary offered by our Tunisian subsidiary is a minimum sum of 260 dinars. While this sum is in conformity with Tunisian standards, it is of course largely below the minima at Continental in France. We nonetheless have the obligation to submit this proposition to you.â€
Agence France Press quoted a Conti spokesman saying, â€œThis is a legal obligation and in no way a provocation. This internal position corresponds to the qualifications of ex-employees at Clairoix and the language spoken at the plant is French, so we are obliged to propose it. A firm was found guilty in court for not having respected these obligations.â€
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France: Continental offers €137-a-month jobs in Tunisia World Socialist website (France)