Portugal - Workers on strike in retail - September 30, 2018

Trade unions are campaigning for months for higher salaries and less work pressure at supermarkets. The unions said that there are many situations of burnout and exhaustion, many medical victims, absenteeism of up to 30% and in most cases with psychiatric victims. The working time rules are not being adhered to by the companies. Employees ask for more free weekends and fewer last-minute changes to their schedules to combine work and private life. The bargaining started 23 months ago. Workers of the hypermarkets, supermarkets and other retail and distribution branches went on strike to back up the demands.

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