19/03/2012 | by Renners
I don’t know if you lot have heard about this but there’s something interesting going on in Les Menuires. The story is that seven chalet staff in the Three Valleys have barricaded themselves into a chalet over unpaid wages and unfair dismissal. Turns out they were fired after a busy period and refused the wages they had worked for. Mark Ridgers of Skithe3V is the man in the firing line and he hasn’t really done himself any good. It turns out that it’s not the first time he’s tried this!
In the words taken from their Facebook page – “Mark Ridgers (a former bankrupt and second hand car salesman), pulled the same stunt after the busy Christmas and New Year period when they employed a large group of youngsters before dismissing them without any wages as soon as the busy period was over.”
Being hideously displeased to say the least, the chalet hosts and employees decided to barricade themselves in the luxury Chalet Georgina until they were paid, or at the very least given their air fare home. Now, it’s not like they haven’t been smart about this. They’ve consulted the French Poilce about squatting and it turns out that squatters cannot be evicted during the winter months so they’ve got a nice long stay on their hands! The earliest that the bailiffs can be called in will be the middle of March!
After hearing about this the guys at Whitelines got onto Skype straight away to talk to one of the guys in the chalet, David Haines.
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They’ve featured in the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Metro and have been creating quite the buzz throughout the internet. They’ve also recently released their video blog and we’ll be keeping you guys up to date with everything that happens!
Basically, don’t fuck with your chalet staff.