Germany - Strike actions Real continue - November 30, 2018

After earlier strike actions at the supermarket chain stores (see our September newsletter) workers from different supermarkets went on a one-day strike. Until the end of May, Real still had a collective agreement with trade union Verdi but then the company decided to go a different path. Metro, the owner of the Real chain, wants to cut employment costs and therefore employees on fixed-term contracts only get new contracts if they work for about one-third less salary. Verdi on the contrary wants to reinforce their own collective bargaining coverage. Around 2000 employees demonstrated at the headquarters of Metro in Dusseldorf.

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