NETHERLANDS: Ahold delivers "final offer" to Albert Heijn unions
Albert Heijn, the domestic retail arm of Netherlands-based Ahold, has delivered its "final offer" to unions in a bid to reach a collective bargaining agreement with its logistics division.
The company has offered to increase pay by 3.5% over two years.
Albert Heijn said it will push ahead with plans to restructure its distribution business, including the introduction of mechanised processes. However, the group did guarantee the jobs of permanent employees for two years. The number of temporary workers will be gradually reduced, Albert Heijn added.
The retailer hopes that the offer will bring to an end ongoing negotiations with unions and called on its workers to accept the offer.
Union officials were not available for comment at time of press.
Cerberus Capital Management and Harris Teeter have refused to be drawn on a report the private-equity firm has bid for the US retailer....
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