Walmart Mexico achieves agreement to avoid a strike in 132 stores

On March 7, the CROC said that if an agreement was not reached, the strike scheduled for March 20 would detonate at 173 retail stores.

Walmart de México y Centroamérica reported that a new regime of collective bargaining has begun, so that workers have the option of choosing the union they want to belong to, at the same time that it ensures that an agreement was reached with the Revolutionary Confederation of Workers and Peasants (CROC) to desist from the strike site in 132 stores.

Walmart reported that the agreement consists of an average salary increase of 5.5% per year, depending on the different business formats in the more than 2,400 units in Mexico, as well as the delivery of a productivity bonus, depending on the results of the retailer.

On February 26, 2019, the CROC demanded that the self-service chain comply with the rights of its workers in the country, otherwise a strike would ensue from employees affiliated to said organization.

“With the proposed amendments to the Federal Labor Law, members can freely choose if they want to be represented by a union and directly cover the corresponding fees,” the company said in a statement.

On March 7, the confederation said that if an agreement was not reached, the strike scheduled for March 20 would detonate in 173 establishments of the retailer.

Workers demand a direct salary increase of 20%, as well as a 4% sales bonus for each worker.

“In recent days, 92% of our people received a productivity bonus, based on the positive results of the company in 2018. Our commitment is to continue generating savings to be able to reinvest in salaries and other strategic issues,” said Gabriela Buenrostro, deputy director of Corporate Communication of Walmart de México y Centroamérica.

Source: Forbes

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