French Baker Fined For Working 7 Days a Week
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Cedric Vaivre owns a bakery in the small French village of Lusigny-sur-Barse. Last summer, Vaivre decided to keep his business open every day of the week to serve visitors to the area.
That decision may cost him.
The French department of Aube has fined the 41-year-old baker 3,000 euros, or about $3,600. Aube officials say he violated a local employment law. The law says bakeries cannot be open seven days a week. Instead, bakers must take one day of rest.
European media reports say Vaivre is refusing to pay the fine. And many in his community are on his side. About 2,000 people have signed an official message of support for Vaivre.
Lusigny-sur-Barse sits near several beautiful lakes, as well as a protected park area. In fact, Vaivre's calls his bakery "La Boulangerie du Lac," or "Bakery of the Lake."
Travelers from across France visit the area during summer months.
The Guardian newspaper reported that, until 2016, local officials had permitted Vaivre's shop to stay open every day of the week during the summer. However, officials refused Vaivre's request to do the same last summer. He stayed open anyway.
Eric Scherrer is an official with the French retail union CLIP-P. He explained that the law for bakers and others in the food industry is meant to protect people from working too much.
Scherrer told France's The Local news site, "It's an artisanal trade where people can work a lot, much more than the legal limits."
But the town's mayor, Christian Branle, is supporting Vaivre. Branle told L'Est Eclair newspaper, "In a tourist area, it seems essential that a business can open every day during the summer. There's nothing worse than closed shops when there are tourists."
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塞德里克•韦夫尔(Cedric Vaivre)在法国巴尔斯河畔的吕西尼一村庄经营着一家面包店 。去年夏天，他决定一周连续营业，为该地区的游客提供不间断的服务 。
法国奥布省对41岁的韦夫尔处以3000欧元的罚款，约合3600美元 。奥布省的官员称，韦夫尔违反了当地的劳动法 。法律规定，面包店不能一周营业七天 。相反，面包师必须休息一天 。
据欧洲媒体报道，韦夫尔拒绝支付这笔罚款 。社区的大多数居民都支持他 。约有2000人在支持韦夫尔的官方声明上签字 。
巴尔斯河畔的吕西尼毗邻几处美丽的湖泊以及一个保护区公园 。实际上，韦夫尔称自己的面包店为“La Boulangerie du Lac”，或“傍湖面包房” 。
据英国《卫报》报道，直到2016年，当地官员才允许韦夫尔的面包店在夏季每周7天连续营业 。然而，去年夏天，官员拒绝了韦夫尔请求连续营业的申请 。不过，他仍然开门迎客 。
埃里克·谢勒（Eric Scherrer）是法国零售工会的官员 。他解释称，这些针对面包师及食品行业其他岗位的相关法律是为了防止人们工作过度 。
不过，当地镇长克里斯蒂安·布兰勒(Christian Branle)支持韦夫尔 。布兰勒对L'Est Eclair报纸表示：“对于一个旅游地区来说，在整个夏季全天候营业似乎是很有必要的 。没有什么比游客到来时却闭门谢客更糟糕的事情了 。”