The meeting between the management of Telefónica and the unions to negotiate the collective agreement and the Program of Individual Suspension of Employment (PSI), that will affect the employees of 53 years, or more, has concluded this Friday "small progress", but "no agreement" , according to trade union sources.
One of the main stumbling blocks in the negotiation of this PSI is that the company raises a minimum of 15 years for the workers to accept the plan, while the unions want that this period is degraded to 13 years , they have reported to EFE sources of UGT.
In the PSI that was approved in Telefónica in 2016, whose conditions are compared to when it was announced last week, the company also proposed initially for a period of 15 years, but eventually reduced the period to 13.
In the event that the plan affects employees with 15 years of seniority or more, is estimated to be about 4,100 of the 21.500 template Phone that you could sign up, an amount that would increase in the case of close agreement with the age of 13.
The negotiation of this plan will continue in the next meeting of the board of the collective agreement, which has been convened for the next Tuesday at 10: 30 am , have informed sources, after the meeting, which lasted an hour and a half.
Another point to negotiate on the plan are the terms and conditions of the workers "repescados" , that is to say, those who do not are welcomed to the program of 2016 and who wish to enrol in it, in the sense that the union wants that the economic conditions are the current, not the 2016.
Also are "doing calculations" as there will be workers who can't retire at the age of 65 years and must be a time without pay, something that has already occurred in the previous plan, according to sources.negotiation Process
UGT has estimated that at least will be two other meetings to close a deal , while the CCOO are waiting for the address of the company will present a written proposal of the business side of both the PSI of the collective agreement, which could happen today.
the will of The parties is to reach an agreement, according to have confirmed sources.
This plan of departures are voluntary, the company raised set in motion imminent, expected low voluntary for employees who are 53 years old or more, with 68% of the salary , until his retirement official.
In terms of the collective agreement, which is being negotiated in parallel with this plan outputs, are almost agreed upon most of the relevant issues, although there are to solve issues of job security, reconciliation, etc ..
The company has raised the trade unions for a pay rise annually by 1.5% during the next three years that will be in effect the collective bargaining agreement, currently under negotiation, which adds another extension.
The trade unions will support the PSI always and when a settlement for the collective agreement on the table of negotiation, which takes meeting since June, composed by 20 people, 10 representatives of the company and as many other workers: five UGT and five of CCOO.Updated Date: 20 September 2019, 20:01