Commerce workers from Bizkaia demand improvements to avoid the strike called for April 3, 4 and 5
ELA has explained that the negotiations are blocked. The employer does not accept their main claims: salary increase according to the CPI, not working on Saturday afternoons in summer and a bonus for the online service.
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workers of the general trade, leather and footwear, and textiles of Bizkaia they have manifested this Sunday in Bilbao summoned by ALS and LAB to demand improvements in their agreements and avoid the strike called for April 3, 4 and 5.
In statements to the media before the start of the march, the ELA business manager, Marije Fernández, recalled that the negotiations are blocked and the agreements, which affect some 8,500 workers, have not been updated since 2007. leather and footwear, since 2014 textile and since 2018 general.
He has acknowledged that some progress has been made in the latest negotiations but has explained that he still The employer does not accept their main claims: some salary increases According to the CPI, the do not work on Saturday afternoons in summer and a bonus for online service before the change that is experiencing the trade.
Fernández has assured that at the moment there is an “absolute” rejection of this bonus, something that he has said that he does not understand because both in Álava and in Gipuzkoa it has been signed “with total normality”.
Have you remembered that a leather and footwear saleswoman is earning 1012 euros gross. “It does not even reach the Minimum Interprofessional Wage”, he denounced: “Today we want the employers to reconsider the situation because otherwise we are going to intensify the mobilizations and we have already called a strike for the eve of Easter.”
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