03/25/2021 10:42 AM
Updated 03/25/2021 10:42 AM
The Government is determined to
intervene in the conflict between Walmart and the Truckers union
, led by Pablo Moyano.
On Thursday morning, the Ministry of Labor drafted the mandatory conciliation to
force the parties to negotiate
and stop the forceful measures of the workers in the chain's logistics center, from which they supply the 92 branches.
The union demands that they
compensate and rehire 500 employees for the change of owner of the company
, which today belongs to the businessman Francisco De Narváez.
Through a request in the main national media in the country, Walmart today denounced pressure from the union in its Distribution Center, "
with assemblies, collaboration and work being removed from regulations
", which produced shortages of merchandise, especially in the smaller branches.
In the statement, they say that as soon as the new management took over, "we received the request from the Union of Drivers and Trucks to dismiss the affected personnel at the Distribution Center, compensate them and rehire them with the same seniority."
They add that this is "
an illegitimate practice
, not foreseen by any current legal framework, or with the way in which we carry out our activity in the country."
From the labor portfolio, led by Claudio Moroni, they anticipated that the mandatory conciliation was decided and that it was imminent.
This implies opening a negotiating table between the parties and the immediate suspension of the force measures.
contacted Camioneros, a union allied to the government, but so far there was no response.
The conflict at Walmart escalated in the last 15 days due to
the refusal to accept Moyano's request
to fire and rehire his affiliates for the transfer of the chain to the De Narváez group.
This morning there was an attempt to block
the Distribution Center, but it was lifted shortly after," said a company source.
The conflict with the Moyano family is the first serious obstacle De Narváez faces in his return to supermarkets, 22 years after the sale of Tía.
In November of last year, the businessman closed a deal with the headquarters of the North American chain, the 4th most important in the country, which led to the claim to transfer the employment contracts, since they consider that the change of owner forces them to pay the compensation of the personnel and resume them with the same seniority.
"But in this case the company is the same and the only thing that changed was the shareholder. It has the same CUIT, the same suppliers and the same assets," said a business source.