September was a strange month for Apple in France. First, all the radiation fuss with the iPhone 12. Now it looks like Apple Store employees in France will be on strike in the first 48 hours after the iPhone 15 launch.
Reuters reports that Apple Store France unions are calling for a strike on Friday and Saturday if certain demands are not met.
This is the message to union leaders, translated from a message on X:
Management has decided to ignore our demands and concerns, despite their full legitimacy, four trade unions of Apple Retail France (as well as representatives of the Barcelona and Corporation teams) are calling for a strike, September 22 and 23: let us remind management, that it is not these movements that are harming the company, but rather their denial in the face of its employees' discomfort.
Reuters adds that union leaders are asking retail workers to “demonstrate on Friday morning at the Paris Opera Garnier, which is located next to one of Apple's flagship stores in Paris.”
RDV September 22 and 23! 💪🏽@CFDTPOMMER @unsa_apple @AppleLaborers @cntapplepdg #cidre pic.twitter.com/J3gjiSxTli
— CGT Apple Retail (@CgtAppleRetail) September 19, 2023
iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 go on sale on Friday. iPhone launch weekend is an important sales period for Apple.