ArcelorMittal has proposed to the unions a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) for its workers in Spain that would apply until 2023, as expressed by the company’s unions in a statement. The LAB union has considered “more than shameful” that a company with “record profits” and that “has no lack of workload” as ArcelorMittal presents an ERTE that “would apply for more than a year”, until 2023.
In a statement, LAB has reported that, at the meeting held this past Wednesday, the company exposed the social part “the excuses for the presentation of an ERTE that would last until the end of 2023”.
After criticizing that “the dynamics of the interested use of ERTEs by Arcelor goes back a long way” and considering that “the ERTE that it was applying for ten years is a clear example of it”, LAB has recalled that, “on more than one occasion, they have shamelessly expressed that for them it is a tool for flexibility”. On this occasion, he has denounced, the company “has taken another step in that direction and from being a flexibility tool it has become a speculative tool”.
Benefits and workload
“That a company that does not have a lack of workload, that in 2021 had profits of 13,000,000,000 euros and that in the first months of 2022 has also obtained record profits, present an ERTE that would apply for more than a year , is more than embarrassing”, he stated, to criticize, furthermore, that “Once again, far from taking into account the reality of each plant, they propose a negotiation at the state level.”
On the other hand, LAB has warned that “this type of use of ERTEs would not be possible if it were not thanks to the labor reform and the insufficient reform of the reform, which UGT and CCOO triumphantly sold“.
In this situation, LAB has assured that they will not enter “in that game” because “workers are not tools of the companythey cannot make use of ours whenever they want depending on the price of the
steel or energy, even less when year after year they accumulate record profits”.
“It is time to say enough is enough, we will not tolerate that once again they speculate with the workers, and for this we will use all the tools that are in our hands“, it is finished.
Source: Vozpópuli by www.vozpopuli.com.
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