Turkey -First strike at Leroy Merlin won -October 22, 2013

Workers at the French owned home improvement store Leroy Merlin had gone on strike for 16 days after employers left the bargaining table. Trade union Sosyal-Is had been negotiating with management over wage increases and benefits for transportation and food. The workers demanded a hike in wages as well as more benefits, amounting to a 15% increase in pay. Leroy Merlin made an offer of a 4.5% increase in exchange for worse working conditions. The strike resulted in the acceptation of all trade union demands by Leroy Merlin, and a collective agreement for three years was concluded.

English: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/news/uni-commerce-congratulates-workers ...

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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