Managing director of the Federation of Labor Unions (ASÍ) Gylfi Arnbjörnsson announced yesterday that in light of several intimations that grocery stores Bónus and Krónan cheat during price surveys, ASÍ’s work methods will be changed.
“The intimations seem to reflect some kind of a behavioral pattern at the grocery stores indicating that they have a much more organized and determined will [to cheat during price surveys] than what we had thought,” Arnbjörnsson told Morgunbladid.
ASÍ began receiving calls from people confirming this behavior after broadcast station RÚV ran a report on Wednesday on alleged price fixing between Krónan and Bónus and special “price survey discounts” at the stores.
“I am not claiming this is true […], but we have to review our work methods and make sure that employers have as little to do with price surveys as possible,” Arnbjörnsson said.
Until now ASÍ has notified the grocery stores before price surveys are undertaken and relied on cooperation from employers.
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