Belgium: Supermarket workers launch wildcats

Workers at three sites have launched wildcat solidarity actions over the last few days.

Submitted by jef costello on January 15, 2008

The strike began at the Cointe branch of GB (owned by the Carrefour chain) after a union representative was sacked after an accusation that he had altered his timecard. The strike spread to the Flémalle branch the following day and workers walked out at Ans on Saturday. Workers are also currently demanding that the company respect agreed practises over working hours.

A communique from the company denounced the wildcat action and said that workers were putting their livelihoods in danger. The company reported on Tuesday that all wildcat action had stopped.