Germany - Ver.di and Zara jointly promote global agreement - November 24, 2009

The global agreement reached between the UNI Global Union and the Inditex clothing conglomerate (with employees in over 50 countries) has been presented at a national conference in Germany of works council members and shop stewards on 16 November, by representatives of UNI affiliate ver.di and Zara Germany management. Both parties will also jointly inform all employees of the provisions and principles in the agreement. Ver.di and Zara Germany have agreed to increase their efforts in order to successfully negotiate a collective agreement for all staff. Ver.di has seen its membership among Zara workers continuously growing, and actually most of the stores have elected works councils.



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