Chile: Walmart workers strike after failed wage negotiations

Author: Dave Sherwood, Thomson Reuters, Published on: 12 July 2019

"Workers at Chilean Walmart retailers strike over wages", 10 July 2019

As many as 17,000 workers at Walmart´s largest union in Chile walked off the job early Wednesday morning, demanding better salaries after negotiations over a new labor contract broke down earlier this week...

...“We haven´t reached an agreement. We did make some advances, but they weren´t enough to seal a deal of the magnitude the company has in mind,” Juan Moreno, president of Lider´s Inter-Company Union (SIL), said...

...Union leaders said the key sticking point was a salary increase. As automation in stores has increasingly replaced workers, unionized workers demanded the company boost salaries by 4 percent. Walmart Chile has offered 3 percent...

...The U.S. retail giant said...it had offered a “robust” contract offer that addressed key points, including the salary increase, though it did not specify how much the company had offered to raise pay...

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