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Overview: Lidl

Fighting for Lidl workers' rights

Lidl has become a household name across the UK. GMB are fighting for the right for workers there to have a trade union to represent them - giving them a voice when it comes to their pay, terms and conditions. We're calling for them to 'Show a Lidl respect!'.

Lidl’s parent company is registered in Germany, but the supermarket already has 637 stores and 9 regional distribution centres* across England, Wales and Scotland employing more than 18,000 staff. The company’s ambitious UK expansion ambitions could eventually see it more than double in size, with plans for 1,500 stores in the UK.

GMB celebrated a landmark legal victory over the chain earlier this year when the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC), the independent tribunal with statutory powers over trade union recognition, dismissed Lidl’s attempts to block warehouse operatives employed at the company’s Bridgend distribution centre from having a union represent their interests.

Following the ruling, the GMB called for a ballot to be organised as soon as possible so warehouse operatives could decide whether GMB should be formally recognised for collective bargaining purposes at Lidl’s Bridgend distribution centre - Lidl has sinned lodged an appeal.

If you work at Lidl and would like to join GMB, sign up online here:

You can see our press releases on the Lidl case here:

Lidl workers win legal victory:

Lidl announces intention to challenge court decision:

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