If Santander’s resolution to collectively dismiss the intention is confirmed, the construction must lengthen the strike that has already requested the BCP.
The financial institution union met with Santander Tota’s administration this Thursday to debate the financial institution’s intentions for collective dismissal and may announce the date of the financial institution staff’ strike.
If the Santander Financial institution confirms the collective dismissal at at the moment’s assembly, the union ought to lengthen the strike to Santander Tota and has now referred to as on the BCP (introduced final week that it intends to dismiss 62 workers).
In any case, at the moment the union ought to announce the strike date that has been determined, which ought to be the tip of this month.
The assembly is scheduled for mid-afternoon by Pedro Castro e Almeida (CGTP), the Nationwide Union of Banking Staff and Technicians, and the Unbiased Banking Union (Unbiased).
It’s understood that this Wednesday, many worldwide union leaders responded to the decision of the UGT Union Heart and wrote to the CEO of the Santander Group in Madrid, asking her to debate with the Portuguese union an answer to keep away from asserting layoffs.
“We urge you to have a real dialogue with the related Portuguese commerce unions and proceed to hunt well timed and mutually negotiated options to respect the rights of staff and defend their work and dealing situations”, stated a letter to Ana Botín-Sants .
The enchantment was issued by the Secretary-Normal of the European Confederation of Commerce Unions (CES), the Worldwide Confederation of Commerce Unions (CSI), the International Confederation of Commerce Unions (UNI) and their European organizations, which symbolize service commerce unions, specifically the banking trade.
Worldwide commerce union members reported that final yr, Portuguese Santander staff had been threatened and pressured to simply accept termination of their employment contracts and at the moment are going through a collective dismissal process. They imagine this case “violates the fundamental ideas of social dialogue”. It additionally exposes tons of of staff to the chance of unemployment during times of instability.”
Santander Tota desires 685 staff to go away. Official sources on the financial institution informed Lusa final week that an settlement had been reached on the departure of greater than 400 staff (early retirement and termination of mutual settlement). There are 230 workers who haven’t reached an settlement with it, to allow them to be fired, however for the reason that course of has not but ended, the quantity is unsure.
Then again, in accordance with the information despatched by the CEO to financial institution workers, BCP introduced final week that it could collectively fireplace 62 workers, and Lusa can see these information.
As for different exits, the financial institution reached an settlement with about 700 workers to go away within the type of termination, early retirement and early retirement.
After the BCP introduced the collective dismissal, the financial institution union referred to as for a strike, however the date of the strike will solely be recognized after the assembly with Santander Tota at the moment. Along with BCP, if Santander Tota doesn’t again down with the intention of collective dismissal, strikes may also be included.
The union accuses banks of suppressing labor and extorting staff as a result of they’re forcing them to go away by terminating their contracts (unable to acquire unemployment advantages) or retiring early. They added that on the identical time, the financial institution’s earnings are excessive.
BCP’s revenue within the first half of the yr was 12.3 million euros (a lower of 84% in comparison with the identical interval in 2020), and Santander Tota’s revenue fell by 81.4 million euros (52.9%).