Reputation risk – Novotel workers strike

When the French planned their G20 visit to Toronto, they must have figured it would be a nice nationalist gesture to book the Novotel hotel, owned by the French company Accor.

In a move that reeks of poetic justice to a country that loves their labour unions, 80 workers walked off the job at midnight.

(I am curious about the large, inflatable rat that the strikers brought out. I wonder what that is supposed to represent?)

While the local strikers probably hope to get press at home, another protest – 2 million strong – is going on in the Mother Land.

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