Italy -Strikes at IKEA -June 09, 2015

The 16 hours strike was called in the end of May, after IKEA unilaterally renounced the collective labour agreement.

IKEA workers organised the first of a series of strikes on 6 June. The 16 hours strike was called in the end of May, after IKEA unilaterally renounced the collective labour agreement. Strikes took place simultaneously in eight locations; turn out reaching 95% in some stores. Trade unions have announced that these eight strikes will be followed by nationwide strikes. Among the reasons to protest was the proposal to cut extra pay for Sunday work, one of the unpopular measures announced for the ‘co-workers’ (as called by Ikea). Part-time workers, which in this company account for about 70% of the workforce, may lose up to 1500 euro per year.

English: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/news/first-strike-ikea-italy-against-unilateral …  

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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