Workers at Chilean Walmart retailers strike over wages

11 July 2019
2019-07-11 12:56

Over 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 labour contract broke down earlier this week, the union's president 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, Moreno said. The strike was expected to shut down more than one-quarter of the approximately 400 stores that Walmart Inc operates in Chile.

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