The number of Unicaja Banco workers who have signed up to date to the Employment Regulation File (ERE) reaches 1,648 people, which has already exceeded the maximum capacity of 1,513 employees who may leave the entity, according to the data provided by union sources.
The term of adherence to the labor agreement agreed between the bank and the unions last December it remains open until Saturday, January 15, so that the final number of petitioners will be predictably higher.
A period of 30 days will then be opened in which Unicaja will study the applications and communicate whether or not it accepts each one of them, being able only to reject the amount that exceeds the expected maximum of 1,513.
Unicaja may inform of the specific date of termination of the contract at the time of accepting the request or set it for a later time, which will communicate with a minimum notice of 30 days. The execution period of the measures will be until December 31, 2024.
“UGT had as a red line that there was not a single dismissal and that’s how it will be”
The high volume of requests to join the ERE means that all departures will be voluntary. In fact, the minimum number of adhesions required for Unicaja not to apply measures of forced extinction was 1,314 employees, a threshold that was exceeded on January 5.
From the UGT union section in Unicaja Banco they have rated the ERE as “successful” and they have celebrated that the maximum number of departures has been easily exceeded and prematurely.
“UGT had as a red line that there was not a single dismissal and that is how it will be. We want to thank, first of all, all the colleagues who supported the two days of strike, as well as those who went to the two days of the strike. We also want to thank the great work done by the unions SUMA-T, CSIF, Sibank and STCWithout him, I am sure that the result of the ERE would not have been the same. We also thank CCOO for having adhered to the agreement, thanks to this we managed to increase the pressure on the company, “the union said in a statement on Tuesday.