Workers at Monaco’s Carrefour store have called a one-day strike for Saturday, April 3.

Staff are protesting at lay-offs and calling for a 1,000 euro bonus for working through the coronavirus pandemic.

The Syndicat du Commerce drew attention to the fact that 29 jobs have been lost over the past two years at Carrefour Monaco, despite the company recording a record turnover. This has led to a greater burden of work on remaining staff, the union said.

The union also complained of pressure being put on individual workers not to take part in the strike and of threats of reprisals if they do. “Such action is unconstitutional and the management knows it very well,” the union said.

“We ask for your understanding for the inconvenience caused by our action (shelves not filled, long queues at the tills) and we thank you for your understanding.”

It is understood at this point that the store will open on Saturday with a skeleton staff and management taking over routine tasks.

FILE PHOTO: Carrefour in Fontvieille Jack Brodie