TOULOUSE, FRANCE – A French textile firm has caused outrage by telling nine of its workers that they have the choice between the sack and redeploying to an Indian factory and taking a gigantic pay-cut.
Carreman told its workers at a plant in the southwestern town of Castres that it would offer them pay of 69 euros a month if they moved to Bangalore, union officials said at the weekend. The average monthly salary in France is 1,321 euros.
CGT union official Edmond Andreu told AFP that the offer had provoked ‘anger mixed with stupefaction’ among workers at the factory, who say it is obvious no-one will take up the proposition.
“O Milan não perdeu tempo. Depois de um sucesso já esperado de Alexandre Pato, seus uniformes estão em promoção do site do Milan. Uma boa estratégia, pois com certeza, isso venderá para o Mundo todo, principalmente na Itália, em que os torcedores comprarão a camisa nova do time.As camisas custam em geral, cerca de 80 euros, mas com a promoção a camisa de Pato está por apenas 69 Euros.”
Workers at the Bangalore factory are paid the equivalent of 69 euros a month for working a six-day week, and get an annual bonus of a month’s pay as well as medical insurance.The nine Castres workers were also offered free plane tickets and a 1,000-euro bonus for moving.