Union officials unconvinced about Carrefours plans

Union officials unconvinced about Carrefour's plans

Carrefour is facing another strike among its staff in Belgium on Friday (30 April) as the French retail giant continues to face worker opposition to plans to restructure the business in the country.

The world's second-largest retailer has already revised its plans to close 21 stores in Belgium after union unrest and is now proposing to close between seven and nine of its shops. Carrefour has also insisted that it plans to spend EUR300m (US$399.6m) on upgrading its remaining stores.

However, union officials remain unconvinced by the plans and have argued that Carrefour is more interested in cutting costs than investment.

Carrefour and worker representatives will hold discussions tomorrow but the Setca union is planning for a general strike on Friday to put pressure on the retailer ahead of the talks.

Officials at Carrefour could not be reached for immediate comment.