Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Disneyland employees hold driving protest

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CALIFORNIA: Employees of Disneyland Resort in California held a driving protest, as California authorities plan to reopen the theme park amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Members of unions concerned about safety and health conditions organized a car caravan protest on Saturday, circling the closed park and honking horns, The Hollywood Reporter said. One truck was pulling a makeshift Mickey Mouse statue with a face-covering on it.

The Coalition of Resort Labor Unions, which represents around 17,000 service members, has sent a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom expressing concerns over the safety of Disney’s parks and rapid reopening plans amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Disneyland said in a statement, quoted by CBS Los Angeles on Saturday, that “20 union affiliates have signed agreements that include health and safety measures such as additional sick pay, reduced park capacity and face coverings for guests and cast members, allowing us to responsibly bring back our cast as soon as possible”.

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