In this period of pandemic, one might think that vape shops and their employees are "privileged" following the classification of e-cigarettes as "essential product". Yet it is not a long quiet river for everyone! Indeed, some of the employees of the vape shop " Jokerclope To Elne mobilized a few days ago in front of the establishment. The reason ? Some have not been paid since September!
The current period undoubtedly holds some very unpleasant surprises… A few days ago, some of the employees of the company “ Jokerclope“, Which has other branches in Argelès-sur-Mer, Perthus and Canet-en-Roussillon, stopped work and gathered in front of the store. The reason ? Salaries no longer arrive! « Some of us haven't been paid since September", denounce the strikers.
According to them, about fifteen employees of the company, " placed in receivership in November« , would be affected. However, not all were likely to be in the same boat. A few would have received their wages in September. Others don't. However, from October, none of them would have received their pay. « Many of us have children. Some face enormous financial difficulties« , confides one of the strikers.
Asked, local officials of the CGT went on site this Tuesday morning to take stock and advise the employees, none of whom are unionized.« They are going to write a letter asking to be paid. Then, if they do not have an answer within ten days, we will refer the matter to the Prud'hommes council for interim measures.« , warns Ahmed El Hoummass, of the Departmental Union CGT66.
« The wages will arrive on the accounts of the employees, the agent has paid them,For her part, the manager of the Jokerclope stores, Christelle Voisin. Ne are in a bad spot because of the Covid pandemic. We stayed open during lockdowns, but there were fewer customers than usual ... We are in a suspension of payments procedure for six months, but we remain open.«