[caption id="attachment_29313" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: Facebook Force Ouvrière[/caption]
A one-day strike has been called for Carrefour supermarkets on Saturday, March 31. Force Ouvrière, the biggest trade union for Carrefour staff, has called for the strike in protest against a “strategic” plan announced in January that would involve the loss of 2,400 jobs in the company’s HQ.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, March 13, the union said the strike will involve its members working in the company’s convenience stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets, as well as in warehouses and the headquarters.
The date falls on Easter weekend and the industrial action is expected to result in shops being closed or operating only partially.
Michel Enguelz, a union representative, said that industrial action has already started at warehouses and shortages of some goods can be expected by the end of this week. He called on management to talk to the union to avoid further disruption.
[caption id="attachment_29310" align="alignnone" width="640"] Presenting the Second Edition of the Monaco Ocean Week Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President and Managing Director of the Prince Albert II Foundation; Robert Calcagno, Director General of the Oceanographic Institute; Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; Denis Allemand, Director of the Monaco Scientific Centre, and Bernard d'Alessandri, General Manager and General Secretary of the Monaco Yacht Club. Photo: Charly Gallo/DC[/caption]
The conference for the second edition of Monaco Ocean Week, which will take place from April 8 to 14, was held on Tuesday.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and its partners – the Monaco Government, the Monaco Scientific Centre, the Oceanographic Institute and the Monaco Yacht Club – reaffirmed their commitment to take action on threats to the environment, especially concerning the oceans.
The objective of the week of events will be to find solutions to protect the marine environment, particularly in the face of climate change. The programme will have for its watchwords “alertness, awareness and education” as the Principality brings together local and international experts, the scientific community, economic actors, voluntary associations and public authorities around one single goal: to engage for the protection of the ocean.
All info and the programme can be found at www.monacooceanweek.org
[caption id="attachment_29279" align="alignnone" width="640"] COYA's new Monte Carlo restaurant. Photo: COYA[/caption]
The Latin American restaurant group, COYA, has announced the launch of its first European site outside London, opening in Monaco in May 2018. Coinciding with the Monaco Grand Prix, COYA will open above Jimmy’z and Monte Carlo Bay.
The 257-cover venue will incorporate a buzzing and vibrant bar and a contemporary Peruvian restaurant, COYA said. In collaboration with Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, COYA Monte Carlo says it is set “to revive the city’s culinary scene, providing a vibrant hub for international visitors and the stars of music, film, fashion and sport”.
[caption id="attachment_29277" align="alignnone" width="640"] COYA corvina trufa. Photo: COYA[/caption]
Guests will be taken on a Latin American journey from the moment they arrive at the grand entrance of COYA Monte-Carlo. The sweeping terrace with sea views, COYA’s infamous Pisco Bar & Lounge, a luxury shisha experience and resident DJ throughout the summer will make this Monaco’s new hotspot.
A menu of globally renowned COYA dishes will be overseen by Chef Sanjay Dwivedi, who combines traditional elements of Peruvian cuisine with Modern European cooking techniques and Asian influences to create naturally light and healthy dishes.
[caption id="attachment_29276" align="alignnone" width="640"] Chef Sanjay Dwivedi. Photo: COYA[/caption]
The décor, designed by the London-based design studio Sagrada, who are responsible for all COYA venues (London, Abu Dhabi and Dubai), will incorporate Peruvian artefacts, plant features and bespoke hand-crafted furniture. A key design feature of the restaurant will be the Ceviche Bar – an open prep kitchen that puts guests at the centre of the action to watch the iconic Peruvian dishes being made.
A 30-seater Private Dining Room will provide ultimate exclusivity and a spectacular dining experience with unrivalled views.
COYA Monte-Carlo will be open in May throughout high season, closing in October 2018 for the winter period.
Friday 24 November, 10 am to 9 pm, and Saturday 25 to Monday 27 November, 10 am to 7 pm, Espace Fontvieille
22nd Monte-Carlo Gastronomie food fair, organised by Groupe Promocom
Information: +377 97 98 50 00