By Richa Naidoo
PARIS (Reuters) – France’s largest retailer Carrefour A company spokesperson said Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA 🙂 has increased its bid in the third round of wage talks with unions, indicating a 2.5% pay increase as of November this year.
The offer will mean an overall increase of 8.3% in wages compared to August 2021.
Some unions threatened to call a strike late this week, saying the supermarket chain’s previous 2% supply was not enough as workers struggle with rising inflation.
The CFDT union said on Twitter (NYSE:) that it will now discuss the offer with workers.
The offer also includes a €100 ($98.49) extra payment in October and a 12% discount on purchases at Carrefour made by workers, the union added.
French companies have come under pressure to do their part in helping employees maintain their purchasing power.
Large companies including Air France and Renault The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA 🙂 recently announced that it will, in an extraordinary move, raise wages or pay additional bonuses this year.
French consumer price inflation reached 6.6% last month on terms harmonized with the European Union.
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