May 04, 2023 at 1:45 PM
It will take a few days before all Albert Heijn stores in our country are optimally stocked. Work has started in the various distribution centers. There is a shortage of fresh and non-perishable products, especially in the northeast and southwest of the country.
“It purely depends on the region which products and items are missing. But we are busy getting everything going. Everyone is back to work,” says a spokesperson for the supermarket chain.
Albert Heijn and trade unions CNV and FNV will soon meet again to discuss a new collective labor agreement for employees of distribution centers. The strikes that started last week and lasted eleven days caused many empty shelves in supermarkets.
The new round of talks starts at the initiative of Albert Heijn. CNV and FNV see sufficient leads to temporarily suspend the strikes. Talks are expected to start Monday. “There is sufficient basis to continue with the negotiations,” Albert Heijn said.
The company is willing to raise wages by 10 percent. It is also prepared to scrap proposed deteriorations in working conditions, it wrote in the invitation to the unions on Wednesday evening.