The unions are taking action.
TheThe unions are worried about working conditions in Inditex's subsidiaries (Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Zara Home …). They planned to block Tuesday morning access to the Zara store on Rue Neuve in Brussels.
Negotiations on wages are scheduled to start on 6 December in Belgium, where the Spanish group employs some 2,000 people, according to the CNE, through 86 stores. "By this action, we want to send a signal to the management," says Jalil Bourhidane, Permanent Trade Secretary at the CNE. After the blockade, a trade union delegation will visit the Belgian headquarters of the group, rue du Marais.
"We will be accompanied by colleagues from Germany, France and Luxembourg, because negotiations are also opening in these countries. The idea is to be in solidarity with them if negotiations are going badly there or at home, "said Bourhidane. In Belgium, SETCa also takes part in this action.
The unions demand, among other things, fixed wages above social scales, a more transparent wage policy, the end of precarious contracts and the monthly payment of overtime.