Banking unions warn Banco Montepio that they will not tolerate pressure on workers

“O SNQTB, SBN e SIB irão analisar com detalhe o plano apresentado pelo presidente da Comissão Executiva do Banco Montepio e alertam que não irão tolerar qualquer forma de pressão junto dos trabalhadores para que aceitem reformas antecipadas ou rescisões por mútuo acordo, se essa não for a sua livre vontade”, pode ler-se no comunicado.

The National Union of Banking Staff and Technicians (SNQTB), the Independent Banking Union (SIB) and the Northern Bankers Union (SBN) met this Wednesday with the chairman of Banco Montepio's Executive Committee, Pedro Leitão, and after analysis to restructuring plan do banco, avisaram que não iriam tolerar pressões aos trabalhadores, considerando a reestruturação “muito preocupante”

The meeting, which was attended by unions, the workers' committee and the executive committee of the banking institution, took place after news reports that there is a restructuring plan on the table that foresees the departure of 800 workers, about 20% of the of the 3.560 who were working at the bank until the end of June. The bank's president has already confirmed that the adjustment plan foresees the reduction of eight hundred employees in the scope of a request for company status in restructuring to the Government that is made for three years, that is, until 2022.

“O SNQTB, SBN e SIB irão analisar com detalhe o plano apresentado pelo presidente da Comissão Executiva do Banco Montepio e alertam que não irão tolerar qualquer forma de pressão junto dos trabalhadores para que aceitem reformas antecipadas ou rescisões por mútuo acordo, se essa não for a sua livre vontade”, pode ler-se no comunicado.

Estes sindicatos pretendem também conhecer a posição de Associação Mutualista sobre este tema: “A este propósito afirmam ainda desconhecer a posição da Associação Mutualista sobre este plano e importa saber se os colaboradores que estão cedidos pelo Banco à Associação Mutualista vão ser abrangidos por este processo”.

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