The CCOO said despite the “record profits” from the Inditex Group the impacts are not filtering through to workers in its global operation, which is why workers plan to strike.

A campaign statement read: “The lack of progress in the negotiations, despite the record profits that the Inditex Group has obtained, has led CCOO to call for mobilisations on 22 March.”

CCCO pointed out a 30% increase in Inditex’s group profits year-on-year: CCOO understands that this must revert to the staff who are the ones who have made it possible.”

The union body is looking to negotiate on maturity management, bonuses, health and safety, store closures, and work-life balance proposals among other issues.

But it noted lack of progress in negotiations has led to a call for strikes on 22 March in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Malaga, Valencia, Bilbao, Las Palmas and Vigo.

“For CCOO, it is essential to establish negotiation frameworks where the interests of all Inditex Group staff in all territories are defended.”

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Inditex did not return a request for comment when approached by Just Style.

Earlier this month Inditex, which owns the Zara, Pull & Bear, and Bershka brands, booked a 10.4% increase in sales and said it planned to invest €1.8bn in its growth objectives in 2024.

As well as opening stores in Uzbekistan for the first time, Inditex will also reopen around 50 stores in Ukraine, starting on 1 April 2024.

Additionally, the company is implementing a two-year logistics expansion plan and will be investing €900m in 2024 and 2025. These investments will have the “highest standards” of sustainability and use the most up-to-date technology.