Italy - Dispute at Ikea over sacked mother - November 30, 2017

Home store retailer Ikea is confronted with a dispute after one of its employees complained that she was sacked for refusing early morning shifts because she had to care for her disabled son. Despite giving her unwritten assurances that she would be given a more flexible schedule, management was not willing to help out. The trade unions have reacted furiously and said that this is a clear message to employees: they want everyone to know that they’re the ones who decide and, regardless of whatever problems anyone might have, either you agree or you’re out. The retailer workers’ union Filcams CGIL called two hour-long strikes at the Corsico Ikea store and plans a protest there on 5 December.

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