The measure will reach the entire store network in 2024.
The Consum supermarket cooperative has reduced the working week of supermarkets by one day and has extended this measure to 100 more stores, in addition to the 100 that it already implemented in October 2021. Currently, more than 6,230 workers already enjoy two rest days per week. The cooperative plans to extend this measure to its entire commercial network at the beginning of 2024.
The 5-day working week will benefit 95% of the Consum staff, who will work a maximum of 37 and a half hours per week, but will not affect business hours, which will remain the same. In addition, all supermarket workers will have a long weekend (Saturday and Sunday) every 5 weeks.
Currently, Consum has more than 18,200 workers, of which 73% are women.
In January 2022, the cooperative applied a salary increase for its operational staff (salesperson, store operations manager, preparer, machinist and administrative staff) between 1.7% and 2.5% depending on the professional category, applying a retributive solidarity measure. This increase affected 89% of the Consum workforce, some 16,408 people, and represented an investment of more than 7.5 million euros. The average remuneration of the partner operating staff amounts to 1,852.13 gross monthly.