An operational guide provides masks, small teams to avoid crossings and a marking on the ground to respect a minimum distance of 1 meter.
Mcdonald's France confirmed on Thursday evening to prepare for the reopening of thirty of its restaurants in drive and home delivery, despite the containment due to the outbreak of coronavirus, which raises the concern of employees of some establishments still in operation in the region of Tours. These openings would be on the basis of volunteering for employees.
"We are currently testing in three restaurants in the paris area and twelve restaurants in the west of France, an operational guide to strengthen significantly the health measures for our staff and our customers" on the activities of "drive" and home delivery, has announced a spokesman for the chain of fast-food.
Marking on the floor and small teams
This guide, "validated by a scientific committee composed of experts in infectious diseases and virology," says Mcdonald, that it must enable the sign "to put in place the right measures of protection for all of our teams and our clients when the time is ripe to re-open more broadly", he continued.Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
A little earlier, the collective "Your rights at Mcdonald's", led by the CGT Trade, it was a video of the president of the group in France, Nawfal Trabelsi, addressed to the managers, dedicated to the "operational guide" tested in three restaurants. It provides masks, small teams to avoid crossings, a marking on the ground to respect a minimum distance of 1 meter.
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Since the confinement, twelve restaurants around 1490 Mcdonalds in France have left open, drive and home delivery is in the region of Tours, operated by a franchisee, Bernard Simmenauer. "These twelve restaurants have never closed fully, and work to the detriment of the health of staff and clients," said Irvin Purple of the association React, which defends in particular the workers of Mcdonalds.
"Mcdonalds assumes to have kept these restaurants open to Tours and its region, as a prefiguration of the conditions of the progressive reopening of the stores. They assume, therefore, to have risks to employees and to clients of Mcdonalds, because their procedures were not yet ready", he says.
Plexiglass for the inflow
According to Quentin Couty, a trade union delegate at Mcdonalds Towers, the Two Lions, the employees have worked in march without a mask or gloves, and without observance of safety distances. Seven of them have exercised their right of withdrawal, and as many have renounced to do so under pressure from the management, who assured him that they would not be paid. "They have finally been paid, but not me," says the delegate, who launched a right of alert.
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following an intervention of the labour inspectorate, measures have been implemented Thursday, in which the supply of masks, "as we did that of the cache-beard (equivalent to a charlotte hair)", he explained. The restaurant maximizes in addition to contactless payments and has put in place a plexiglas for the pos. "The safety distances are in my opinion impossible to implement," says Quentin Couty.