At the call of the CGT and UNSA, Lidl’s employees will be on strike on Thursday. Some of the staff plans to block the centre of Sautron from 5am.
The opening of some stores could also be disrupted in Loire-Atlantique and Vendée. The principal demand is for higher wages. After a wage freeze in 2015, “management proposed an increase of 0.2% this year” , say the unions, which are the clearly inadequate. “For an a member of staff who earns 1500 euros after twenty years of service, this represents € 3 per month. And a cashier earning € 950, it’s only 2 € “ says the CGT.
The strike call is national. Lidl has 800 employees in the two departments.