Austria -Closure of 180 dayli shops -June 04, 2013

The drugstore chain dayli, the successor of the company Schlecker, will close around 180 of the 885 Austrian shops. 560 employees will lose their jobs and have to register at the labour market service. The owner Rudolf Haberleitner accused the trade unions of being responsible for a negative campaign in regards to the Sunday opening hours that led to turbulences and ‘unplanned losses’ of over 20 million Euros. The trade union GPA-djp asked Mr Haberleitner to take on responsibility for the employees and said the management’s consultation of the works council came too late. The union is ready to ensure full support for all measures such as a redundancy plan and a work fund.


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