Saturday, March 17, 2018

A French Baker Fined For Not Taking Leave & Working More, Sounds Weird But True

We Indians are always complaining of not getting proper salary and enough leaves but what will be your reaction if we tell you that a baker in France was fined heavily for not taking a single leave during the summer season of 2017.

Cedric Vaivre (41), is the owner of bakery named as Lake Bakey situated in Lusigny-sur-Barse, 120 miles from Paris. He kept his business open for seven days a week in the summer of 2017 and this was against the employment and labour laws of the country.

The government has imposed a fine of $3,600 (₹2.5 lakh) on Cedric and this has angered the local community. Christian Branle, the mayor of Lusigny-sur-Barse has also slammed the government for treating a hard-working baker like this, he said,

"These kind of laws are killing our businesses. You have to show some common sense if you’re a small rural community in an area where there is not a lot of competition."

Talking about the increase in number of visitors during summer, Branle also said,

"We need to allow people to work when visitors need this service."

Till now, over 500 people have signed a petition supporting Cedric who is no mood to pay the fine. As per the local labour laws of Aube department under whose jurisdiction, Lusigny-sur-Barse comes, small businesses need to close for one day in a week and work for maximum six days in a week.

In France, rules are very strict as far as functioning of bakeries is concerned as providing bread is considered as a sacred right.

What is your take in this matter, do let us know.

Tags: France, French, baker, Lusigny-sur-Barse, fine

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