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Strike in french ski resorts!!

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Planned strike on 15th February

Over changes to unemployment benefit rules. Crucial for most lifties, etc as they are not full time employees. It's a Saturday but at the start of the 2nd week of the french holidays. Savoie is the targeted area. A month yet so could change I'm sure, Macron is already backtracking on some reforms.

We had a local strike here about 4 years ago, during the week, during the holidays. Lifts were all closed until about 3 when they reached agreement.
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@Claude B, I thought you were in the Isere so it shouldn't affect you
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I am and it shouldn't. Tbh 1 day makes little difference to me. Lots on here heading to Savoie then though, half term.
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@Claude B, It'll rain that day as well
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I thought it was Haute Savoie which was most likely to be affected. Not sure why, because I don't see it in that article now.
Apparently they might blockade some resorts?
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I remember a similar threatened strike a few years ago, during their lunch break several staff unfurled a banner by the lifts in Plagne Centre had their photo taken and that was it!
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@iainm, I hope not as we're off to the Haute Savoie at half term, arriving in resort on 15th Feb and I expect if there is a strike it might hamper driving into resorts.
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Little bump...

Just wondering if anyone might have any insights at all to share on what to expect with respect to the threatened strike? We're in a bit of a bind as the family is planning to arrive at Prodains/ Morzine on 15 February and we'd really love to be able to get to our lodging at the top of the lift at Prodains/ Avoriaz. All thoughts of skiing aside, at this point I'd just love to be sure that I can get the kids somewhere warm for the night... Has this sort of thing happened before and do they really shut down all lifts all day?

Thanks a lot for any tips!
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If neccessary change your transfer from:
GVA - Avoriaz (Prodains)
to:
GVA - Avoriaz (Resort).

Probably be another few quid, but not loads more than the cost of the Gondola.

BTW lived here 15 years, and never known the Avoriaz lifties to be especially militant.
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itaril wrote:
Has this sort of thing happened before and do they really shut down all lifts all day?


yes but generally things shut for a couple of hours as a token protest - lift cos are not the SNCF with seemingly bottomless pockets of cash and I guess the lifties know this.
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also something to ponder about French resorts, the lifties are employed and many are married to ski instructors who are self employed and so no lifts no pay. So no surprise its a Saturday!
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Thanks very much folks - I am feeling much more positive that we are highly unlikely to find ourselves at Prodains/ Morzine at midnight stuck without a roof over our heads!

In the mid-poor case scenario, any suggestions/ advice on taxi companies who drive the last mile from Morzine to Avoriaz - numbers that it would be wise to keep handy? Merci!
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