Furniture store on strike against Ikea’s economy

In the month-long collective bargaining dispute in the retail industry, Ikea workers in several federal states have followed a call for a warning strike from the Verdi union. The center of the action on Tuesday was furniture stores in the north. The locations of Großburgwedel, Hannover Expo-Park, Osnabrück and Braunschweig in Lower Saxony and Bremerhaven were affected. Focusing on Ikea, Verdi’s negotiator Sabine Gatz said the company was a member of the Lower Saxony tariff commission and was involved in the “national blockade of retail businesses”. Employees always lack a proper raise and appreciation for their good work.

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