Updated on Thursday, 16 September 2021 – 21:42
Union sources assure that with this approach any agreement is ruled out and they believe that the bank raises it to prevent the ERE from becoming more expensive
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The direction of the Sabadell Bank proposes to exclude from the ERE employed between 50 and 55 years, a criterion that has outraged the unions, who see it impossible to cover this Employment Regulation File only with volunteers if there are no personnel from this range.
The bank’s willingness to leave workers in this age bracket out of the ERE has marked this Thursday’s meeting of the ERE, which affects a total of 1,936 employees in Spain.
Union sources have assured . that with this approach on the table any agreement is ruled out, because they estimate that there may be about 3,500 people between 50 and 55 years old.
These sources believe that the bank makes this approach simply to prevent the ERE from becoming more expensive, and they add that the bank also does not want those over 63 to enter the file, because they are on the verge of retirement.
For their part, sources close to the negotiation assure . that excluding employees between 50 and 55 years of age It seeks to protect a worker profile with more difficulties in relocation and at the same time not to lose the experience that the staff of this age brings.
At the last meeting, held on September 14, the bank asked the unions to relocate 60 of the 1,936 people affected by the ERE in its subsidiary Business Services for Operational Support (BSOS).
It’s a statement, CCOO has denounced that the criteria for affecting the ERE proposed by the bank result, “being benevolent, an insult to intelligence and a lack of respect for the staff.”
“No one has assumed responsibility for the management of TSB -the British subsidiary-, which has cost hundreds of millions of euros,” denounces this union in a statement, in which it also ensures that the CEO has increased his fixed salary by 48% at the same time that this ERE is being considered.
For its part, UGT He has called it “incongruous” that the bank defends voluntariness before the ERE and that at the same time it keeps the older staff out of the file.
This union ensures that the workforce potentially affected by the ERE is 13,346 people, once excluded, in addition to the groups mentioned, temporary contracts, staff on leave of absence, senior management, general management and international staff.
“The preferred criterion will be voluntary assignment, although the company reserves the right to accept the requests that come to it,” adds this union.
Faced with this approach by the bank’s management, the unions demand a significant reduction in the total number of affected, give priority to early retirements and early retirements, offer well-paid and voluntary incentive leaves, or expand relocations in group companies.
At this Thursday’s meeting, the bank gave the unions the complete technical report to justify this ERE, while the next meeting is scheduled for September 22.
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