An employee wears a Verdi safety vest during a warning strike. © Tom Weller/dpa/Symbolbild
The trade union Verdi has called on Thursday for a warning strike in the Saxon wholesale trade. Employees in Edeka's central warehouse in Berbersdorf in the district of Central Saxony and in the Phoenix Pharmahandel in Leipzig are to lay down their work, the union announced on Thursday in Leipzig. "The dramatic price increases for food, energy costs, rents and mobility costs on the one hand and the stalling tactics of employers in collective bargaining on the other hand are driving people onto the streets," said negotiator Sylke Hustan.
Leipzig - The majority of employees in the retail sector are acutely threatened by poverty, according to Hustan. In addition to a wage increase, Verdi is also demanding an inflation compensation premium for employees in Saxony's wholesale and foreign trade. Dpa