“O SPTP proposes to update wages by 10.2% and a minimum wage of one thousand euros”, refers to a statement released today by the union and which comes a day after a set of union structures called a national strike by the group’s workers for the December 9th.
According to the union, the increase model included in the proposed revision of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (ACT) to be in effect from January of next year is “transparent, objective and measurable”, since it is based on salary updates in influence rates of the National Institute of Statistics (INE) and Banco de Portugal and on the company’s financial finances.
“With this model, workers will have their salaries indexed to the company’s performance indicators, that is, their increase will be the greater, the more effectively they have contributed to improving the performance of the Altice Portugal Group”, they add in the document.
The STPT proposal process started on Tuesday and will take place “until the first quarter of 2023”.
The union argues that its proposal “covers a wide range of supplies, from the salary increase proposal to the performance evaluation system, passing through the progression criteria, appreciation through professional training, the vacation regime, the duration of the work, for the regulation of the teleworking regime and for the health plan, among others”.
With this scenario, the STPT says it is “strongly convinced of the virtuous character of the model” proposed, which it says will allow “to ensure a better guarantee for workers with the group’s strategy, to promote social peace and to distribute wealth more equitably produced in each financial year, elevating the worker as a fundamental strength of the company.
On Tuesday, the National Union of Telecommunications and Audiovisual Workers (SINTTAV), the National Union of Postal and Telecommunications Workers (SNTCT), the STT – Union of Telecommunications and Audiovisual Communication Workers (STT), the Federation of Engineers and the Sindicato de Quadros Das Comunicações (Sinquadros) delivered to the management of the Altice Portugal Group a 24-hour strike notice for December 9th, asking for wage increases.
The prior notice of the strike impacts the companies MEO Serviços de Comunicações e Multimédia, Altice Portugal, PT Cloud and Data Centerts, Altice Labs, PT ACS — Health Care Association, Portugal Telecom Foundation, Portugal Telecom Data Center, PT Contact and PT Sales, Tnord, Sudtel, Field Force Atlântico and Winprovit.
The five trade union structures also gathered together at the Altice buildings in Lisbon, Porto, Funchal and Ponta Delgada for 2:30 pm on December 9th.