French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undec
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French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undec
French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'

French officials have fined a pub in Brittany €9,000 for “undeclared labour” after a customer returned some empty glasses to the bar.

For customers at the Mamm-Kounifl concert-café in Locmiquélic, carrying drinks trays and used glasses back to the bar was a polite tradition.

But for social security agency URSAFF, it was also an infringement of labour laws because customers were acting like waiters, French local newspaper Le Télégramme reported.

“Around half-past midnight, a customer returned a drinks tray. She passed by the bar to go to the toilets. That was when it all kicked off. My husband was pinned against the glass by a man. A woman leapt on me, showing her ID card and that’s when I realised it was a URSSAF check. They told me I had been caught using undeclared labour,” owner Markya Le Floch told Le Télégramme.

“It is a scam. We haven’t committed any wrong doing,” she added. (...)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/busine...18432.html

Welcome to Western Europe, where you freely can murder, rape and rob in the streets - but woe betide anyone who is suspected to hide a Penny from the exchequer department...

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2013 Dec 28 22:30
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Just when I though it couldn't get any better. Really, one could not make this up.


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2013 Dec 28 22:44
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URSSAF?

The article is making a deliberate pun with l'Union de Republiques Socialistes Sovietiques? Such nonsense would have been unheard of there, even before Stalin had the radicals shot.

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URSSAF = Union de Recouvrement des Cotisations de Sécurité Sociale et d'Allocations Familiales. No pun there.


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Breton pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undec
(2013 Dec 28 22:30)Aptrgangr Wrote:  Welcome to Western Europe, where you freely can murder, rape and rob in the streets - but woe betide anyone who is suspected to hide a Penny from the exchequer department...

Not only that, this money will be use to pay the settlement of isolated young migrants in Brittany, it's about 60.000€ per immigrant and per year, they are 450:
http://www.letelegramme.fr/ig/generales/...341949.php

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