Belgium - Actions at Carrefour Belgium to continue - April 29, 2010

Carrefour Belgium continues to reel from the impact of strikes, and says it expects sales in April to drop by 15% year-on-year due to the action. The negotiations with the unions drag on, and the unions plan a second countrywide strike for Friday April 30. This strike will impact all of Carrefour’s 117 company-owned outlets in Belgium, but not affect its 105 franchised stores. The unions resist various issues in the company’s restructuring plan, like that to freeze wages until they have reached the level of competitors’ wages (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 February 2010).

English: http://www.kamcity.com/namnews/asp/newsarticle.asp?newsid=53524;

Dutch: http://www.tijd.be/nieuws/ondernemingen_consumptie/-Staking_Carrefour_kost_20_miljoen_euro-.8909301-430.art

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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