Paris Bakery Staff Seek To Resolve Pay Dispute
Published on May 26 2014 8:18 AM in General Industry
The staff of the Paris Bakery, located on Moore Street, Co. Dublin, are to meet with one of the company's two owners today in a effort to reach a deal on €55,000 of wages the workers claim they are owed. Yannick Forel, who owns the well-reputed bakery with Ruth Savill, will negotiate with staff today to try the resolve the ongoing dispute. Some 15 workers along with supporters occupied the bakery at 12.30pm on Friday. Anti-racism campaigner Shane O’Curry, who is inside the premises, said last week that the workers were now resolved to occupy the premises "for the long haul." He went on to say "The owner hasn’t agreed to sign any undertaking to pay the workers. He wants to consult with his solicitors with it." It was planned that the premises would close in June as the landlord does not wish to renew the lease. Staff who arrived on Wednesday to seek payment of their wages found the building locked owing to what the manager claimed was a problem with the electricity. Mr Forel said that he did not want to see the firm liquidated because negotiations for its sale were in medias res; it was planned that it would be taken under the wing of a larger company, though no details of this were provided.