Stuttgart retail workers strike

In Stuttgart and in the Heilbronn area, employees in retail out of work. In addition to a supermarket, several fashion chains are also affected.

The labor union Verdi increases the pressure in the current collective bargaining round of Baden-Württemberg retailers. She called in 15 Kaufland branches on Friday Stuttgart and in the Heilbronn area Warning strikes as a Verdi spokesman announced. Among other things, there are also several branches of the fashion chains H&M and Zara affected. The union expected around 250 participants in the all-day warning strikes.

The protest is directed against the current employer offer, which provides for a total of 36 percent more money for 5,4 months. The union calls for a term of one year 4,5 percent more wages and a surcharge of 45 euros per month as well as one minimum wage from 12,50 euros per hour. In single and mail order business in Baden-Württemberg According to Verdi, around 490.000 employees work. So far there have been three negotiations between Verdi and the employers.