Strikers block the entrance to the IKEA store outside Paris

Strike Against IKEA in France

Updated February 14, 9:50 AM

There were strikers outside 23 of the 26 IKEA stores in France Saturday. IKEA management says 500 of the 5500 staff scheduled to work didn’t show up, but only one store was forced to close.

The unions are demanding a 4 percent pay rise, while IKEA is offering only 1 percent across the board, plus another 1 percent on merit.

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