Banco Sabadell has communicated this morning to the unions its intention to initiate an Employment Regulation File (ERE), which includes a mechanism for early retirement, incentivized leave and a social relocation plan “above market standards”, according to sources close to the negotiation have informed Europa Press.
This ERE comes after the end of 2020, the entity chaired by Josep Oliu agreed with the unions to leave around 1,800 bank employees. This exit was made through early retirement and incentivized leave.
Next Thursday, September 2, the Sabadell management will detail to the representation of the workers the planned calendar and the impact, in accordance with the legal steps foreseen in this type of process.
According to the newspaper Borndigital, the ERE will affect more than 10% of the workforce, around 15,000 workers, and especially office staff, although the bank has not specified the volume of workers that could be affected. Sabadell was one of the entities that closed the most offices in 2020: 143 of the 854 that were closed throughout Spain.
In a statement, the CCOO union has advanced since it is not going to make it easy and has assured that there are no economic, technical, productive or organizational causes to present an ERE.