At supermarket chain Lidl, several stores will also remain closed on Thursday due to a strike against the persistent high workload. Certainly in Limburg and East Flanders there are shops that will not open their doors, according to the socialist trade union.
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“In Limburg, six stores will remain closed,” says Mary-Anne Smeets of BBTK employee union. “It could be that more stores will remain closed, we hear that many employees are ready to go on strike today. For example, if there is not a full occupancy, it is possible that those present will work behind closed doors.”
Stores in East Flanders will also remain closed, adds Katrien Degryse of BBTK. In Ghent, for example, the branches of Zelzate, Wondelgem, Ghent (van Ryhovenlaan), Destelbergen and Mariakerke will remain closed, as will the store in Maldegem.
At the department store chain, a social conflict about the high workload has been lurking for a long time. There were also promotions at Lidl this spring. On Wednesday, more than 100 of the approximately 300 stores across the country were closed, the management reported. This involved more than 60 branches in Flanders.
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