Portugal - Strike at Lidl prolonged - April 30, 2018

A dispute on job security and pay improvements has led to a strike at Lidl supermarkets. Trade unions representing workers of the German supermarket chain said that the aim of striking workers is to increase job security while also calling for a wage hike. Unions also claim that many permanent workers currently only work half shifts, earning half a salary in the process. Lidl has responded to the claims, saying they paid out five million euros to workers in benefits in 2017.

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