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      6 The Portugal News •  28 Mar 2020

      20% bonus for Auchan workers in Portugal



                                                                                The supermarket chain Auchan will deliver premiums of

                                                                                20 percent of the gross March salary to employees in
                                                                                Portugal who continue to work within the scope of the
                                                                                Covid-19 pandemic.
                                                                                 This “incentive bonus”, said the same  This bonus of €1,000 came after the tax
                                                                               source to Lusa news agency, was the  exemption decreed by the French
                                                                               solution found by Auchan Retail Portugal  Economy Minister, Bruno Le Maire,
                                                                               to “recognise the daily effort of its  having been applied by other supermarket
                                                                               employees” in this period marked by the  chains in the country, such as Carrefour,
                                                                               outbreak of the new Coronavirus.     Intermarché and Kingfisher, said Efe on
                                                                                 With about 9,000 employees,        Monday, 23 March.
                                                                               distributed across 64 physical stores and  Such incentives, said the Spanish news
                                                                               29 petrol stations in Portugal, the retailer  agency, will also be applied by the
                                                                               took this step after, in France, the country  multinational in Spain, Romania, Hungary
                                                                               where Auchan is based, it was decided to  and Luxembourg, with values defined
       Auchan will deliver premiums of 20 percent of the gross March salary to employees in
       Auchan will deliver premiums of 20 percent of the gross March salary to employees in
       Auchan will deliver premiums of 20 percent of the gross March salary to employees in  deliver a bonus of €1,000 to each worker  “according to the legislation and social
       Auchan will deliver premiums of 20 percent of the gross March salary to employees in
       Auchan will deliver premiums of 20 percent of the gross March salary to employees in
       Portugal who continue to work within the scope of the covid-19 pandemic  who continues to perform their duties.  conditions” of each country.
       Portugal who continue to work within the scope of the covid-19 pandemic
       Portugal who continue to work within the scope of the covid-19 pandemic
       Portugal who continue to work within the scope of the covid-19 pandemic
       Portugal who continue to work within the scope of the covid-19 pandemic
      More than half of Coronavirus deaths ASAE identifies importer and
      are over 80’s                                                             distributor of ‘alcohol gel’ for alleged
        More than half of deaths  age group.           19 were between 50 and   speculative pricing
      associated with Covid-19  The youngest patients  59 years old (three men
      in Portugal are of people  to have died from Covid-  and one woman).     Following a complaint about the possible practice of speculative prices on
                                                                               Following a complaint about the possible practice of speculative prices on
                                                                               Following a complaint about the possible practice of speculative prices on
                                                                               Following a complaint about the possible practice of speculative prices on
                                                                               Following a complaint about the possible practice of speculative prices on
      over 80, according to the
                                                                               the sale of hand sanitizer, commonly known as ‘alcohol gel’, ASAE launched
                                                                               the sale of hand sanitizer, commonly known as ‘alcohol gel’, ASAE launched
                                                                               the sale of hand sanitizer, commonly known as ‘alcohol gel’, ASAE launched
                                                                               the sale of hand sanitizer, commonly known as ‘alcohol gel’, ASAE launched
      bulletin of the Directorate-                                             the sale of hand sanitizer, commonly known as ‘alcohol gel’, ASAE launched
      General for Health (DGS),                                                an inspection action against a commercial import and distribution company
                                                                               an inspection action against a commercial import and distribution company
                                                                               an inspection action against a commercial import and distribution company
                                                                               an inspection action against a commercial import and distribution company
                                                                               an inspection action against a commercial import and distribution company
      which records 25 deaths                                                  in the metropolitan area of Lisbon, which associated the sale of products
                                                                               in the metropolitan area of Lisbon, which associated the sale of products
                                                                               in the metropolitan area of Lisbon, which associated the sale of products
                                                                               in the metropolitan area of Lisbon, which associated the sale of products
                                                                               in the metropolitan area of Lisbon, which associated the sale of products
      in this age group.
                                                                               with the pandemic itself.
                                                                               with the pandemic itself.
                                                                               with the pandemic itself.
                                                                               with the pandemic itself.
        DGS data, released on                                                  with the pandemic itself.
      25 March, indicates that                                                   As a result of the       The economic operator  between the purchase
      13 men and 12 women                                                       operation and based on the  did not follow any criteria in  price and the sale price
      (58.1 percent of the total)                                               preliminarily analyzed  the definition of the final  between 48 percent and
      aged over 80 have died so                                                 documentation, ASAE     price to the customer and  490 percent.
      far in the country from the                                               concluded that the accused  the sales values increased,  In the face of strong
      Coronavirus.                                                              proceeded to sell “alcohol  in a general way, as the  evidence of the practice of
        Between the ages of 70                                                  gel”, at different prices,  days passed, according to  speculation, ASAE will
      and 79 the authorities                                                    without any justification,  the generalized demand.  communicate, under legal
      recorded seven deaths                                                     since the sale, during the  Between late February  terms, the results of this
      (all men), the same      More than half of deaths associated with Covid-19 in  month of March, fluctuated  and March, prices had  operation to the Public
                               More than half of deaths associated with Covid-19 in
                               More than half of deaths associated with Covid-19 in
                               More than half of deaths associated with Covid-19 in
                               More than half of deaths associated with Covid-19 in
      number for the 60 to 69  Portugal are of people over 80.                  between €25 and €150.   absolute variations,    Ministry.
                               Portugal are of people over 80.
                               Portugal are of people over 80.
                               Portugal are of people over 80.
                               Portugal are of people over 80.
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