Carrefour Israel workers c'tee warns on branch closures

Published date30 October 2023
AuthorShira Sapir
Publication titleGlobes (Rishon LeZion, Israel)
Last Thursday, after Carrefour CEO Uri Kilstein resigned and Shwimmer became Carrefour Israel CEO and Michael Luboschitz was appointed Deputy CEO, workers committee chairman Eyal Eli sent the management an email warning against unilateral actions

He wrote, "We warn in advance not to surprise us with any step or plan that would harm employees, the collective agreement and the closing of branches and their sale. We will not allow the sale of even one branch and we will not allow harm to employees. In any case where we find any unilateral action, we will act in response."

The workers' committee of Mega - Yenot Bitan Wines, which changed its name to Carrefour Israel, stressed, "The workers' organization has been working hand in hand with management for about 18 months and contributed a lot to the success of the Carrefour chain, including NIS 27 million in streamlining."

Eli added, "My actions in the last 18 months have been for one aim: the successful launch of the Carrefour chain in Israel. But this does not mean that I will allow unilateral actions that would harm employees."

The reorganization of the supermarket chain had a negative impact on the company's financial results with losses of NIS 138 million in the first half of the year, of which NIS 63 million was in the second quarter. The company has already announced that it...

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