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"Gucci Cuts But Doesn't Sew" Read Banners From Protesters at Gucci's First Strike in 102 Years

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

DESIGNERS STRIKE AT GUCCI

Gucci experiences it's first strike 102 years as Kering restructures and plans to move the Gucci offices to Milan, historically situated in Rome. The decision has caused waves with droves of designers whose lives and families are based in the capital city and who sustain that the move would be devastating to those who weren't offered location assistance.


Banners with messages like "Gucci Cuts But Doesn't Sew" and "Mass redundancy in disguise" were surrounded the Gucci offices as 40-50 workers gathered to protest the announcement that Gucci will move it's Roman design operations where the collections are concepted and designed, to Milan.


KERING RESPONDS TO CRITICISM THAT GUCCI IS FORCING EMPLOYEES OUT

Some union representatives believe Kering was attempting to force out long term employees that had always been based in Rome and were not able to make the move with families and other obligations tying them to the city. In hopes of retaining their staff, Gucci offered employees assistance and are careful to state that measures would be "implemented in full compliance with current regulations".


The announcement comes after the recent appointment of Sabato de Sarno as Artistic Director, almost one year ago, having replaced Alessandro Michele.



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