Maid in Dominique Strauss-Kahn case Protected by Union Membership
The UK's Guardian online has reported that one very important fact has been largely absent from the coverage of the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and, until recently, the leading candidate to be the next president of France. The hotel housekeeper whom he allegedly assaulted was represented by a union, and it is the provisions of her union negotiated contract protecting her from dismissal. Ironically, the IMF is well known for its push to to reduce the rights of workers at their workplace, saying that it 'restricts trade' and has pressured western European countries to eliminate or weaken laws that prevent employers from firing workers at will.
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