Harrods employees are set to go on strike on Black Friday and every December weekend in preparation for Christmas due to a “pay cut”. Dozens of Harrods uniformed security guards and CCTV operators will be out on Black Friday (November 25).
More than 50 staff will demonstrate outside the famous Knightsbridge entrance to an offer of a 7 per cent pay cut they see as a “pay cut” against the real rate of inflation. The inflation rate is currently 11.1 percent.
Workers will also strike on November 26 and 27, as well as on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 and 23 on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.
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Sharon Graham, Secretary General of Unite, said: “Harrods and its owners, the Qatar Investment Authority, can pay these workers a raise that reflects the high cost of living. Harrods, like many Qatari government companies, is known worldwide for its luxury and extravagance, which is an impression It’s held by workers. Our members at Harrods have Unite’s full support as they fight for a fair pay raise.”
The news comes as new train strikes have been announced in the run-up to Christmas. Royal Mail workers will also strike over the Christmas period.
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