Hungary -Tesco workers are quitting jobs over holiday hours -November 04, 2015

Media report that staff at British retailer Tesco is quitting their jobs over new holiday working hours, which would prevent them from celebrating Christmas with their families. Hungary’s relation with Tesco has been troubled, with the company paying low wages and recent legislation attempting to break its hold on the market, as reported in the January newsletter. Management’s latest decision to expand opening hours around the holidays has inspired a flight among its predominantly female workforce.


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