ALEBA SIGNS SOCIAL PLAN AT ABLV BANK: END OF TWELVE MONTHS OF CALVARY FOR THE STAFF!
Finally the end of the long calvary for the employees of ABLV Bank: this July 15 the social plan was indeed signed, for the fifteen employees still in the post.
As a reminder, the bank was, since July 2019, in compulsory liquidation. It was therefore managed by liquidators.
At the end of March 2020, ALEBA was, however, able to announce that the company finally accepted the principle of a social plan for the company’s employees, and that negotiations would begin. Bad luck, the COVID-19 crisis and the confinement further disrupted already difficult negotiations, and these were suspended, on the basis of the Government’s decision to suspend the procedural deadlines.
“It is true that these negotiations were particularly tense and complicated, given that in front of us sat liquidators, without any social responsibility towards the employees of the bank” explains Carla Valente, ALEBA’s Legal Advisor in the negotiations, “but I must say that this only reinforced our desire to fight until the end to obtain fair, valid and respectful starting conditions. Finally, we are also beyond what the Law and the Collective Labor Agreement of Banks provide, and I am really happy for the 15 employees of the Bank. They can now look forward to continuing their professional careers more calmly, and that is very important to us “.
Roberto Mendolia, President of ALEBA, added: “This dossier has been, both in form and in substance, clearly difficult for us. However, I am happy with the negotiated solutions, but also and above all with the very clear message that this sends to companies which sometimes, voluntarily, drag things out: ALEBA will not let any employee down in such a situation. “