The mediation of Chambre des Relations Collectives de Travail (Chamber of collective labor relations) put an end to conflict at Hotel Capitole in Geneva as parties signed an agreement on May 31.
The conflict started on April 11, when workers went on strike to protest against lay-offs during the temporary closure of the hotel for renovation. As the employer, Capitole Management SA, was in advanced talks with Accor, French transnational hotel operator, for a management contract at the re-opening, workers were also asking to be employed in one of the other 11 hotels that Accor operates in Geneva and to be re-hired at the re-opening. (click here for more).
The terms of the agreement are under a confidentiality clause hence its details are unknown, nevertheless both Unia and workers stated they are satisfied with the result of the agreement.