Trade unions have warned of strike actions in supermarkets and department stores because staff shortages are making working conditions for existing staff increasingly difficult. Belgian department stores and supermarkets are in dire need of staff, with at least 2,000 vacancies across the country.
With so many vacancies, the workload on the existing staff increases. The problem occurs in all chains, with sporadic local strikes and protests as a result. Unions say the situation is so dire that national actions are “almost inevitable, sooner or later,” according to the latest news.