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Spanish shopworkers’ unions to debate wages with Zara bosses By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A client carries a bag from Zara garments retailer, a part of the Spanish Inditex group, in Bilbao, Spain, November 30, 2021. REUTERS/Vincent West/File Picture

MADRID (Reuters) – Commerce unions representing about 1,000 Zara store assistants within the Spanish attire maker’s hometown of A Coruña will meet with the corporate on Thursday to barter a pay rise, a union chief mentioned.

CIG, one of many unions representing store assistants within the northwestern metropolis, is threatening to strike on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 – in the course of the Black Friday interval – except the corporate meets its calls for for a pay rise of 500 euros ($519) a month, union chief Carmiña Naveiro advised Reuters.

Zara proprietor Inditex (BME:) has thus far supplied an increase of 183 euros per 30 days, staggered over three years, on salaries that vary between 1,058 euros and 1,400 euros a month, Naveiro mentioned.

“We see how a lot the group sells and we’re uninterested in being the final hyperlink chain that they bear in mind,” Naveiro mentioned.

Inditex didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Representatives of the corporate’s two largest unions, UGT and CCOO, confirmed they may also attend the assembly. They don’t have any plans to name for a strike for now.

“We’re inserting our bets on negotiations as a result of Inditex is sitting on the desk,” Lucia Trenor, a union chief at CCOO mentioned.

The store assistants need to be paid the identical as employees on the firm’s logistics centres, who earn about 2,000 euros a month.

Different union leaders imagine will probably be troublesome to barter wage parity with logistics centre employees however say there may be strain on the firm’s factories and outlets to barter pay rises given the hovering value of dwelling.

Inditex has 165,000 staff in 177 nations. About 86% of them work on the clothes-maker’s outlets.

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