Germany -Real renounces collective agreement, workers rally -October 03, 2015

Workers at retailer Real, subsidiary of Metro group, rallied outside the headquarters of Metro headquarters to protest against the retailer’s unilateral decision to end the existing collective agreement. The company has been struggling with falling sales and Metro has repeatedly sought to sell it. Workers are outraged the company is now trying to cut back on wages and working conditions and demand a real social dialogue.


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