Dutch court orders Turkish bagel chain to compensate employees for pandemic pay cut

A Dutch court has ruled that international Turkish bagel chain Simit Sarayı violated employees’ rights by slashing their salary in half during the coronavirus pandemic, BBC Turkish reported on Saturday. 

The Amsterdam court ordered the Simit Sarayı location on the central shopping street of Nieuwendijk to compensate its employees for their wages that have been reduced since March, it said.

Simit Sarayı locations in the Netherlands have been closed since March 15 in line with government measures to stem the spread of COVID-19.

The Dutch government announced earlier this month that restaurants, cafes and museums in the country could reopen with restrictions from June 1 as anti-coronavirus measures ease.

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