Tesco Hungary online workers planning to go on strike

Tesco’s whole online division in Hungary is planning to go on strike in March if the greater part of the laborers doesn’t get increases in salary.

Because of the quick rise in popularity of Tesco’s WebShop, Tesco base camp in London supposedly said they would raise the pay of online order delivery staff working in Central Europe by as much 14%.

However, Tesco Hungary has just revealed plans to build the pay of conveyance work force in Budapest and Győr, where most of its deliveries happen, while not expanding pay in different areas of Hungary.

Tesco trusts that in those urban areas the workers don’t have an incentive to quit the company, since they don’t have better employment alternatives somewhere else, Csaba Bubenko, Chairman of Trade Union of Independent Workers apparently told Magyar Idok.

Amid Tesco’s financial year, which closes in February, incomes are required to be around HUF 9 billion, about 10-15% higher than in the earlier year, with 80% of Tesco’s online deals occurring in Budapest.