The Socialist Union will not hit BBTK at Lidl’s supermarket chain on Saturday May 8th. An agreement was made with the management of the supermarket chain. Both parties confirmed this Belgian.
There is a Lidl Social unrest for several weeks. The unions are calling for structural solutions to the workload, after three years of a long-term strike for the same reason. On Wednesday, management proposals to reduce the workload were not sufficient for BBK. The union called a strike.
Christian and liberal unions did not follow. “We also want structural solutions,” says Wouter Parmentier of ACV Puls, but management has bought time through July. We believe that there is enough progress at the moment to avoid a strike and be hostage to social dialogue.
Now there is an agreement that BBK can agree to. Management agreed to schedule an additional 28 hours per week of workforce in each branch through the end of September, in addition to other measures promised earlier.
Until the end of June, Lidl will place a host in every store on very busy Saturdays and weekdays. Customer aggression promises to actively monitor management. Store managers will be able to receive additional training on how to deal with retail aggression.
Stores experiencing high rates of disease and / or quarantine receive additional support through a ‘flying team’, which can be deployed flexibly. The planned renovation work will stop for a period of seven weeks. Then, an outside company makes those adjustments until the end of the year.
At the end of April a few Lidl distribution centers are banned Through union action. The trade unions and the administration will meet again on June 9. Then we’ll talk more about the long run.