Due to the Corona-crisis, around 80 branches of Karstadt and Kaufhof GmbH to nationwide are tightly made. In Hesse, there are 19 stores - approximately 3,000 employees fear.
Hesse/Frankfurt - The long-ailing companies Galeria, Karstadt, Kaufhof GmbH, the Bankruptcy threatens. According to the ways of the Corona-crisis - arranged the store closures had already with red Figures fighting were the house group at the beginning of April the rescue in a protective shield procedure. A precursor of insolvency proceedings, the debtor retains control of his company.
For many Employees, this message was a shock. Because almost every second store is to be closed. Nationwide there are currently around 30,000 employees in over 170 branches. In Hessen there are approximately 3,000 employees in a total of 19 branches. Including in Frankfurt, Limburg, Giessen, Darmstadt and Kassel. About 80 stores could nationally be closed. First information about the expected closures, also in the state of Hesse, should come in the next few days.
Galeria, Karstadt, Kaufhof, the Bankruptcy threatens: Also branches in Hesse closure
In many of the state's cities threatens to be there on Friday (29.05.2020) demonstrations. In casting distributed to employees of Galeria Kaufhof, Karstadt in the Seltersweg shopping street "red heart for Karstadt," as the Giessen General* reported. You tears of emotion stood in the eyes, because the action under the Motto "We fight together for Karstadt" came together, with 32,000 signatures.
A statement of Solidarity for Karstadt in casting it even gave the bishopric of Mainz. In Kassel, Germany, the Verdi Union had organised a meeting. 99 black balloons were in the height. In commemoration of the Corona of the dead, however, it should also be a symbolic act. "We remember the many workers in the trade, are under threat of pay reduction and job loss,“ said the responsible Secretary of Commerce from Verdi North Hesse , Manuel angry with the HR.
employees of the Galeria Kaufhof, Karstadt fear for their Jobs: Verdi calls for state aid
In the struggle for the rescue of the Department store chain Galeria, Karstadt, Kaufhof the trade Union Verdi calls for state Intervention. "It is now time for a political and financial support for the workers by the policy in the municipalities, municipalities and provincial governments and the Federal government," said Verdi negotiator Orhan Akman on Tuesday after a meeting of the bargaining Committee for the Department store group on Tuesday in Essen. Support was also "in the Form of state aid" is necessary, - said Akman. Lufthansa, the German airline had only recently completed negotiations with the Federal government over a state rescue package. The nine-billion-Euro loan, the group must pay back only to 2023, but takeoff and landing rights in Munich and Frankfurt make.
Hildegard knight works in #Galeria #Karstadt #Kaufhof and is a volunteer with @_verdi active. With her and many many other colleagues in the #trade, we fight as a #Union together against the deforestation in the Department stores! #verdi: https://t.co/lNUcOHHNiy pic.twitter.com/36pd6PqDQZ— ver.di-Westphalia (@verdi_Westfalen) May 30, 2020
The Corona-crisis, the Department store chain Galeria Kaufhof, Karstadt placed in an extremely difficult Situation. "We expect a billion loss in sales this year," said the General Manager Arndt Geiwitz. The group could not survive, therefore, only by hard cuts. By the end of June to stand firmly, who is making what contributions to the rehabilitation and insolvency plan are created, the various groups of Creditors vote in July.
The popular running Shoe chain Runners Point includes all of the stores in Germany, six in the state of Hesse among them. Approximately 900 Employees are affected.
*giessener-allgemeine.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors networkDate Of Update: 03 June 2020, 01:33