A total of 27 out of Hungary’s 206 Tesco stores were closed on Saturday by 7pm due to a work stoppage of employees, on the second day of a nationwide strike called by unions, the company told MTI.
Unions called for the strike after their demands of a 25 percent wage hike and a 15 percent staff increase remained unmet earlier this week. They also demand a minimum monthly wage of 200,000 forints (EUR 651) and that Tesco should apply a cap on the number of people employed by contractors. The strike was called from 10am until midnight on Saturday.
The company said that on Friday 10 percent of its stores had to be closed because of the strike. On Saturday, it employed students to replace staff on strike, it added.
The unions told a press conference on Saturday evening that they would hold talks with the management on Monday.