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Tesco transfers amount claimed by trade union initiating liquidation

Tesco-Global Áruházak, the Hungarian unit of UK retail chain Tesco, transferred on Tuesday the HUF 65,000 litigation costs claimed by the Independent Union of Trade Workers (KDFSz), over which the union initiated the company's liquidation a week earlier, trade union sources told MTI. A Tesco spokesman confirmed the transfer, without providing information on its value.

Econews reported on February 2 that thirteen Tesco drivers and the KDFSz had initiated liquidation proceedings against Tesco-Global Áruházak, however, the company said the initiative was baseless.

The KDFSz told MTI that thirteen workers of the company's Gyál logistics center had initiated the proceedings because the company owes them payment of standby fees retroactively for three years. In addition, they are also demanding payment for work ordered and performed during the standby time.

The trade union said Tesco owes around 220 drivers hundreds of millions of forints, thirteen of whom have initiated the liquidation. (Econews)