Germany - Strikes at supermarket Real - August 31, 2018

According to trade union Verdi, several thousand Real supermarket workers laid down their work in a strike action to protest against cutting wages of new employees. The direct reason for the strike actions was Real management's decision to put aside existing collective agreements with trade union Verdi. Instead of honouring this collective agreement Real is paying newly hired workers a wage that falls under a collective agreement with the DHV union, which is much cheaper for the company. For those affected, this means that on average they will earn 23% less money

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