Galeria Protest: employees beat Benko cardboard comrades
Approximately 2500 Employees will lose according to Verdi to branch closures, Galeria, Karstadt, Kaufhof your Job. On the last day you can wear “to the grave with you” were the house symbolically. The whipping needs to serve a cardboard Image of the owner René Benko boy.
Hundreds of employees of the Department store chain Galeria, Karstadt and Kaufhof have objected to trade Union information in the whole of North Rhine-Westphalia, against the closure of their branches.
In Düsseldorf, they were able to make their displeasure thanks to the support of the well-known carnival-Builder, Jacques Tilly, the car is particularly striking air: heavy-handed employee a hit on a larger-than-life cardboard figure, the company’s owner, René Benko was, until the sculpture fell apart.
Parts of the staff wore black T-Shirts or sorrow Sticker and wore the grave house symbolically. Until the end of the month, nationwide, about 35 Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt stores will close. For most of the Saturday was, according to the Union Verdi, the last day. In Bonn and Essen, the lights had gone out earlier, after the shelves were empty bought. In January, six more closures are to follow.
Particularly for small cities, including Gummersbach, Germany, Neumünster, and Witten, the branch closures and a major setback in the fight for public traffic in their inner cities. With the approximately 130 remaining were the homes of the ailing group hopes to recover quickly in the black screen.
The trade Union Verdi accused the Board of mismanagement. “Many are not only infinitely sad about their job loss, they feel legitimate anger on the current leadership,” said Union Secretary Miriam Jürgens. Nationwide, around 2,500 Employees will lose according to the Verdi work.