The main union representing Carrefour‘s French workers today (15 April) voted to accept new wages proposals from the retailer’s management.
Last Saturday, staff staged a 24-hour stoppage in Carrefour stores across France.
The Force Ouvrière (FO) union said the strike had attracted “an unprecedented level of support” among Carrefour workers but the retail giant claimed none of its outlets had been forced to close.
A Carrefour spokesman confirmed that French staff will receive a 2% increase in salaries, backdated to 1 March, a one-off bonus on 1 July of EUR200 and an increase in discounts on purchases of the retailer’s products from 7% to 10%.
“We’ve secured what we consider to be a good deal and while we have called off our threat of further strike action, there are a number of issues we continue to demand action on such as night-time working conditions,” the FO official said. “We also intend to voice our opposition to Carrefour’s plans to spin-off DIA and sell part of its property assets at the AGM on 21 June.”
He said Carrefour’s French workers would be joined by colleagues from other European countries in deomnstrating outside the retailer’s AGM.