The Unia union evokes “deleterious working conditions” in the watchmaking company.
«What I take away from this story is that in the event of injustice, you have to bow your back and say nothing. Because at Patek Philippe, the employee pays the price.» The atmosphere was heavy, Tuesday morning, in the premises of the Unia union. Seven employees and former employees came to testify about the working conditions that reign in the watchmaking company. All report cases of harassment and strong pressure from colleagues or superiors.
«When the first person came to see us, we thought it was an isolated case, says Alejo Patiño, union secretary of Unia. But one thing leading to another, we have complaughed that there was a big problem of management and no consideration of the words of the employees.It is this lack of consideration that emerges in all the accounts. For the most part, these are ni hierarchical superiors, who are often aware of the facts, nor human resources, to whom many have turned, who have bringIt’s solutions. In some cases, it is the occupational nurse who alerted the personnel committee on the physical and psychological distress of employees. Sometimes meetings where everyone is invited to speak, in all confidence, about what they are experiencing were organized. «I shared my boss’s threats at a meeting like this, says a former employee. I was fired two weeks later.»