A new strike of shop assistants Inditex has been officially convened by CGT for next Saturday, February 11. As we already told you a few weeks ago, if the negotiations to equate the salary of the rest of the store employees that the textile giant has in Spain with that of the shop assistants in A Coruña (who at Christmas achieved an increase of 382 euros per month), new days of strike would take place this month, which would add to the one on January 7 (the first day of sales), when a dozen stores in Madrid could not open due to lack of staff.
What the workers ask for
As the union has pointed out, this state strike “appeals to the workers of the stores Zara, Lefties and Pull&Bear from all over Spain as an act of continuity of the mobilizations that have already been taking place in different cities in recent weeks”.
demand a salary increase of 500 euros for those workers with contracts of 15 to 40 weekly hours and from 250 euros for employees who have a contract of less than 15 hours a week, wage equalization for work on Sundays with that of public holidays and equalization of Social helps to those of other sectors such as logistics, factory and central offices. And it is that these compañeros already from the base “charge almost double”, according to the complaint.
What Inditex proposes (for now)
For its part, what Inditex proposes is implement guaranteed fixed wages for the entire group, brands and territories. Specifically, as they have explained from the CCOO, the group proposes to homogenize conditions through the definition of guaranteed minimum annual fixed salary, complementing the remuneration established by agreement until said minimums are reached. Variable remuneration based on the sales participation system would be added to these guaranteed fixed salary minimums.
Regarding social improvementsthe company founded by Amancio Orteta would be willing, according to the union, to implement aid for dependent relatives, for the birth of a child, for school supplies, for university enrollment, for daycare (if it is not free). and for international adoption.
The textile giant has also agreed to pay an advance on account of 3% in the provinces with blocked agreements and no salary increase agreed for 2023in addition to guaranteeing and renewing the incentive of 1,000 euros for dependents agreed last November (600 euros in the case of less than 24 hours a week).
Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs points out that the group could close 2022 with sales of 32,000 million euros. In fact, last year (and in an adverse context of inflation) it obtained 24% more profits. Which translates into figures of more than 3000 million euros of net profit.
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