Strike expected at Lidl on Wednesday


A strike notice expires on Wednesday at Lidl department store chain. Several stores are expected to remain closed. The socialist trade union certainly already expects actions in the province of Limburg and does not rule out that other provinces will follow.

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At the department store chain, a social conflict about the high workload has been lurking for a long time. There were already actions at Lidl this spring: for example, a number of distribution centers were blocked. The socialist union also points to high levels of absenteeism and staff turnover, “indicating a deep malaise in the workforce”.

Earlier this week, a reconciliation meeting was held between unions and management, but without result. Some of the staff’s demands were not met. For example, the unions asked for a measurement of the tasks of the staff over a sufficiently long period, but the management only wanted to do this measurement for one week in a limited number of branches, says the BBTK.

The management would like to abolish the introduced reinforcement of 42 hours per week per store from February next year. The reinforcement of a so-called “flying team” is also insufficient, according to the union.

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