“Kaufland is not a post office” – this is one of the slogans raised by network employees who are members of the Workers’ Union trade union. The organization is in a collective dispute with the management of the network.
In addition to the issue of trade on Sundays, employees complain about wage inequalities among women and men in the same positions, discrimination against certain employees (for example women returning from maternity leave) and mobbing.
They are also calling for employees to be employed full-time, and not – as before – half-time or quarter-time.
The Kaufland network sent a statement to Business Insider in the planned protest. The theses of “Workers’ Unity” are recognized by the company as “untrue and undermine Kaufland’s good name as an employer”.
– Wages in our network are among the highest in the industry. Despite the pandemic and increasing operating costs, we invariably guarantee our employees stable employment and salary increases. We appreciate and express appreciation for the work performed, as evidenced by, inter alia, the bonus we gave to employees twice in the pandemic era, the network points out.
“We deny the information that the management board of the network ignored the issues raised in the letter sent by the trade unions WZZ” Change – Employee Unity “. Due to the pandemic situation, we proposed a meeting on the first available date in the online formula. Unfortunately, the union did not accept our proposal and began calling for the organization. Manifesto. On December 6, we had an interview with union representatives. We listened to the union demands, further proceedings will be carried out in accordance with the approved protocol. We encourage union representatives to accept our invitation to talks in an atmosphere of dialogue and mutual respect “- we read in the statement.