Browsing the local paper, Le Dauphinee Libere, I came across two interesting articles relating to British Tour Operators in the French Alps. http://ow.ly/1EaAsu
The first relates to a hotel at L’Alpe d’Huez, in Isere where the employees haven’t been paid, have no contract of employment, the article alleges. It goes on to state that the police, and the various agencies dealing with employment are investigating and a file is being prepared for the local prosecutor.
The second is about British Ski Tour Operators in general and their contracts under British employment law whilst the seasonal employees are on French territory and therefore, it’s alleged, should be under French law. If this is the case there wouldn’t be many UK ski operators around since the “business model” would appear to rely on paying very low wages (the article talks of 400 Euro a month). There is a “partie civile” (a civil party to the action) in the form of a French hoteliers assocations. There’s potentially some serious ramifications.
Food for thought!