Spain -Authors join FNAC staff in strike on St. George’s Day -April 23, 2014

Authors have supported a 24 hours strike by FNAC staff in Barcelona on St. George’s Day. Trade unions have been reporting that book retailer FNAC has put the majority of its staff on part-time contracts and meagre wages as well as the company’s policy to continuously pressure its staff into reaching unattainable sales targets.

Authors have supported a 24 hours strike by FNAC staff in Barcelona on St. George’s Day. Trade unions have been reporting that book retailer FNAC has put the majority of its staff on part-time contracts and meagre wages as well as the company’s policy to continuously pressure its staff into reaching unattainable sales targets. When the staff announced a 24 hour strike on St. George’s Day, the city’s annual book festival day, FNAC reacted by hiring temp agency staff to replace them. In response, celebrity authors who were scheduled to do book signings joined the strike and cancelled their participation.

English: http://www.thelocal.es/20140423/barcelona-book-day-hit-by-shop-staff-strike

 

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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