After disrupting operations at Disneyland Paris last week, cast members announced their intention to strike once again on June 19, 2023. The previous strike led to the cancellation of multiple entertainment offerings at Disneyland Paris along with the closure of multiple attractions. The result was many guests who could be heard and seen voicing their displeasure for the cancellations and closures throughout the day.
The following notice was posted and shared by ED92 on Twitter regarding the coming strike:
When put through Google Translate, the post says the following:
“CALL FOR STRIKE MONDAY JUNE 19 AT 9:00 AM AT IMAGINATIONS
Thousands of employees have mobilized, gone on strike for several weeks to denounce the malaise and general malaise, our working conditions, jagged schedules, exhaustion with strongly rhythmic hourly rhythms (hourly chosen/adapted), for salary increases in order to live with dignity. These historic strikes had the merit of bursting the abscess in broad daylight. But no reaction from management!
Stop talking: now employees expect concrete ACTIONS from Management! This is why the CGT and the UNSA Disneyland Paris have decided by mutual agreement to officially call a one-day strike. Monday, June 19 from 9:00 a.m. at IMAGINATIONS Employees of all professional categories: operational, administrative/support, maintenance, entertainment, security and all trades combined, unionized or not, come and make your voice heard. Management has seen and heard the anger, the pain, but does not act. This must change, the MAGIC is all of us who do it, but we don’t benefit from it.”
On the day of the last strike, Cast Members made their way up and down Main Street at Disneyland Paris. Waving banners, wearing their costumes, and protesting, the Cast Members aimed to disrupt as much as they could at Disneyland Paris. This was not the first day that Cast Members had protested inside the park as they continue to dispute with Disney about their wages. Cast Members are looking for a monthly pay raise of 200 Euro per month along with higher pay for Sundays, among other better working conditions. They voted to go on strike on May 30, with nearly 1,000 Cast Members walking off the job.
At this point, Disneyland Paris has not released any comment on the next day of the proposed strikes. Daps Magic will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available. If you have travel planned to Disneyland Paris in the coming days, weeks, or months, keep close tabs on the news for potential disruptions to operations at Disneyland Paris until this conflict is resolved.