A union representing shop assistants at fashion retailer Zara has called off planned strikes in the company's hometown in northern Spain following an agreement on a pay rise, a union leader has said.
Around 1,000 workers at Zara shops and other Inditex fashion brands had announced they would strike on December 23rd and January 7th to demand higher wage increases after rejecting the company's previous offer.
They had already gone on strike during the 'Black Friday' sales rush on November 24th-25th.
Inditex has now agreed to pay €322 more per month to shop assistants who work at its 44 stores in A Coruña, where the fashion giant has its headquarters on the city's outskirts, CIG union leader and Zara retail assistant Carmiña Naveiro said on Friday.
Workers will also get a one-off bonus of €1,000 which will be paid in February.
Inditex did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
CIG had pushed for a bigger pay rise after rejecting a hike of €200 in monthly salaries by 2024.
The company will start to pay the newly agreed wages in January, Naveiro said. -Reuters