The workers of Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) clashed this Friday against the statement by the company of the company's agreement, which wants to negotiate less advantageous conditions for employees to keep the wage costs under control. The strike takes place on the day that it is known that the administration of CGD will pay a premium in September to employees who achieved the objectives in 2017 and who had a positive evaluation.
According to the newspaper audience this Friday the board of Paulo Macedo will award a bonus between 500 and 3000 euros, according to the base salary of each bank, by the "share" of the profit. The state bank will also guarantee the annual earnings for 2018 in September, which will be paid retroactively to January.
However, these prizes are insufficient to stop Friday's strike, which was announced by the Workers & # 39; Union (STEC) of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Group due to the termination of the company agreement. The independent trade union and the most representative of the public bank, with thousands of employees, who regarded the termination of the company contract as a "real declaration of war against the workers" and by Sintaf – Union of employees of the financial activity (affiliated to the CGTP, small representative).
The banking associations affiliated with the UGT (grouped in Febase – Federation of the Financial Sector) and the National Union of Banking and Technical Banks (SNQTB) prefer to wait for the negotiations.
Every CGD worker, who is or is not a member, can join the protest.
At the end of June, the CGD Group had 7,903 employees in Portugal.
Read here: The reasons for the CGD strike next Friday