Hungary - Protests of Tesco workers - August 31, 2017

Workers of supermarket chain Tesco called for a demonstration on 8 July 2017. Workers planned the demonstration to raise awareness of the labour shortage in the sector, which is becoming a major concern.  According to the trade union of commercial employees (KASZ), the only way to overcome this issue is by raising wages. The Tesco management reacted in a press release defending its wage policies in 2017. The company says that both its long-term goal and the main tendency of its wage development policy are the same: to remain among the top three best-paying retail supermarket chains in terms of its wage package as a whole, while concentrating on raising the wages of the lowest earners among its workforce in particular.

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