September 25, 2021

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H&M Agrees With Unions With Reducing ERE

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The fashion chain H&M has reached a preliminary agreement with the unions to reduce the scope of the employment regulation file ( ERE ) to a maximum of 349 workers , compared to the almost 1,100 affected that the company had initially proposed in April, as reported by the union Commissions Workers ( CC OO ) this Friday.

The union formation has specified that this preliminary agreement will have to be ratified by each of the parties involved before next Tuesday, May 25 , when the signature of the definitive agreement is scheduled to take place.

In the negotiation process, the representatives of the workers and the company have also agreed on a series of modifications compared to the initial proposals. Thus, enrollment in the ERE will be voluntary , with preference given to the people who were initially affected.

The compensation will be 45/33 days per year worked plus a seniority premium. Workers who are up to five years old, will charge 3,000 euros, between five and ten years, 4,000 euros; and more than ten years, 5,000 euros.

In exchange for reducing the number of layoffs , the company will reduce the working day for 170 people. This reduction will not exceed 20% and will last for two years, after which it will be reviewed to “be able to return to your initial working day.”

“CC OO values ​​positively the pre-agreement reached , which has allowed achieving a significant reduction in the number of people affected, the alternative of vacancies and that those people who finally leave the company do so voluntarily and with good conditions. This agreement would not have been possible without the majority monitoring that has been made of the mobilizations by the entire workforce, “the union stressed.

CC OO has reported that the Orense, L’Ila and Loranca stores will not close , while the Vigo store will move to another location. The staff of the latter store will be part of a temporary employment regulation file ( ERTE ) with an 80% salary.

UGT calls off the strike this Saturday
The Federation of Services, Mobility and Consumption (FeSMC) of UGT , the only representative union in H&M in Cantabria, has canceled the 24-hour strike scheduled for this Saturday, May 22 exclusively in the region, which was going to be the seventh since it was protests began.

This was announced by UGT in Cantabria in a statement, after its union and CC OO called off the mobilizations in the Swedish fashion multinational H&M, after reaching the agreement in principle.

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