Employees demand trade unions not to accept any compromises, as Magyaridők reported.
Another discussion was held with the strike committees at Tesco. The topic of the debate is the time and the way of the first national walkout in the units of the multinational market chain. Recruiting and preparing contact persons is in progress. The employees all agree that trade unions shall not accept any compromises.
The workers of the hypermarket chain were insulted by the fact that the enterprise made misleading comments and claimed that a solution is in progress that serves both parties’ interests. This statement is in opposition to the advocacy’s claims.
Chairman of Trade Workers’ Independent Trade Union (KDFSZ) Csaba Bubenkó stated that the last straw was the statement that Tesco is not planning any raise of wages this year. In the meantime, the multinational company does not do anything to decrease the lack of labor force. This idleness might cause the collapse of the shops’ operation, as multiple branches and operative fields had been abolished recently.
Employees are at the brink of distress. The critical status was reported in many public forums, proven by photos. These comments complain about the decline of Tesco’s standards in both treating its customers and employees.
Bubenkó highlighted that he published an interview on his own website with chief manager Zsolt Pártos, who made statements about Tesco’s plans for dealing with the crisis. Pártos claimed that the ideas of the employer and the trade unions are closing to each other, but this statement contradicts the official documents that were received by Magyaridők.
This document contains the official declaration of Tesco concerning the employee’s demands. It clearly states that the company does not intend to make any concessions and Tesco is just stonewalling with the work groups. It is also misleading that there were rumors about next year’s wages in the media. Csaba Bubenkó states that the company tries to disguise the government’s increase of minimal wages in 2018 as their own act of generosity.
This serves only the misleading of the employees, not their interests, as the chairman stated. He added that the strike funds established by KDSZF and the workers’ committees count multiple millions of forints, which will be used to compensate the workers for their missing salaries. The organization of the strike is in a state that the exact time of walkouts will be officially declared soon.
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