France - One-day strike likely at Carrefour stores - March 29, 2011

Carrefour’s French stores will likely be hit by a one-day strike on 9 April when workers are due to stage a protest on salary levels, job cuts and working conditions. Within the framework of statutory annual collective bargaining, Carrefour has offered a 1% wage increase in salaries this month and a second 1% rise in October 2011. The French retailer, world’s second largest, has invited unions to sign a draft agreement on its proposals by 31 March but they have already made it clear that it falls well short of their demands. The CGT union has walked away from the negotiations while a ballot held by Force Ouvrière, the union accounting for almost 50% of Carrefour's unionised staff, revealed overwhelming support for the call to industrial action on 9 April, according to a union spokesman.



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) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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