The trade union FO-CFTC and the trade committee of the French Caixa Geral de Depósitos today she expressed solidarity with the employees who will strike next Friday at the public bank in Portugal.
In a press release, the trade union and the trade commission – which supported a strike of almost two months in France – "deeper and unshakeable solidarity" in the struggle they also consider to be their own struggle.
Only the struggle with determination and perseverance can be able to reverse the direction of Caixa Geral de Depósitos in the systematic attack of his administration on workers and their rights ", indicates the document to be sent to Lusa.
For two and a half months, from April 17 to June 30, the workers of the French branch went on strike and took various protests in the streets of Paris, "a first victory" with "the revision of the restructuring plan carried out by the government with Brussels", despite "all the attacks and threats that were suffered by the workers and the authorities that supported them."
On 26 July, the Ministry of Finance announced that CGD will continue its retail activities in France, although the closure of the branch in Luxembourg has been confirmed.
It is with great fear that we have witnessed what appears to be a dismantling of the public bank, mirrored in the closure of hundreds of agencies, alienation or closure of branches in countries with strong emigration, as is the case in Luxembourg and what was planned to France ", according to the statement.
The FO-CFTC and the negotiating committee of the French branch also regret, "the situation of attacks on employees", namely the cancellation of the company agreement, which is the origin of the strike for next Friday.
It is all the more aberrant because it arises in a situation where the Caixa Geral de Depósitos benefits, advantages not only obtained through the employees, but also in the validity of the agreements that are now canceled by the administration, an administration that at the same time, allocate millionaire wages ", the document continues.
The document also condemns "the acts of intimidation, repeatedly denounced by the union of the institution, about employees who want to link the public bank administration to the plans to terminate employment contracts."
The Workers' Union of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Group (STEC) has a strike on 2 August against the Company agreement (AE) presented by management.
The cancellation of the agreement "is a real declaration of war against the workers and the STEC", the union said in a press release.