November 27, 2021

Occitanie. Faced with the “tinkering” of their company’s salary negotiations, Leroy Merlin employees go on strike

Saturday, November 20, the Leroy Merlin stores in Occitanie will be affected by a social movement from 3 p.m. A national mobilization of employees to denounce “the failure of mandatory annual negotiations” while the DIY brand achieves record turnover.

Handyman friends, be careful! From 3 p.m., the 11 Leroy Merlin stores in the Occitanie region could be affected by a social movement organized by their employees. “This is the result of the failure of compulsory annual negotiations” explains to France 3 Occitanie, Bernard Vigourous, central union delegate of Force Ouvrière within the DIY brand.

According to the FO union representative, an increase of 2% with a floor of 40 euros was offered to employees of Leroy Merlin. “Insufficient !” estimates Bernard Vigourous when inflation in October rose to 2.6%.

“The company made record profits during the Covid crisis, he explains. Plus 18% compared to 2019, over the year, and more 21% for 2020. Store managers thus obtained a bonus representing two and a half months of their salary. We, employees, are regularly thanked by our managers but we are not rewarded. “

All the employees of the brand in France, whose average salary is 1840 euros gross, are called by the unions to go on strike for one hour from today 3 pm.

A mobilization launched since the middle of the week in the national warehouses of Leroy Merlin. “This accentuated the difficulties of routing and led to the removal of withdrawals within two hours,” assures the FO union representative.

With Décathlon, Auchan, Boulanger, Flunch, Leroy Merlin belongs to the Mulliez galaxy, based in the north of France. Four of these companies (Decathlon, Leroy Merlin, Cultura and Boulanger) are ranked among the 10 favorites of the French in 2021.