German Union Threatens Further Strikes At Metro's Real Hypermarkets
Labour union Verdi threatened to call on 34,000 workers at Metro's Real hypermarkets in Germany to stage further industrial action in protest over a wage agreement that it said would result in 23% lower pay for new hires.
Having given up on efforts to agree a wage deal with Verdi for workers at the struggling Real chain after two years of talks, Metro had sought an alternative agreement through the AHD employers' association, saying it needed to achieve competitive personnel costs.
Real said it saw no need to discuss the issue with Verdi.
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