More than 150 SIC workers in silent protest for wage increases – Actualidade

More than 150 SIC workers in silent protest for wage increases – Actualidade
More than 150 SIC workers in silent protest for wage increases – Actualidade

“There are several people who have not been raised for over 20 years and the raises that have existed over these years have always been individual, and a little discretionary and very little transparent”, explained the head of CT to Lusa.

Thus, in the last plenary of workers, a silent protest was approved, “by an almost total majority”, carried out on Wednesday, for 10 minutes and inside the facilities of the Impresa group, in Lisbon and Porto.

According to CT, the protest was joined by 150 workers in Lisbon and more than 20 in Porto.

At issue is a CT proposal, rejected by the administration, for salary increases above the average inflation of 2022 (7.8%) for gross salaries of up to 2,000 euros, to be negotiated later.

The proposal also provided for a salary increase of 5.1% for salaries between 2,000 and 3,000 euros, in line with the Government’s proposal, and an increase between 1% and 3%, to be negotiated later, for gross salaries above 3,000 euros.

Additionally, the CT proposed increasing the food subsidy to a maximum non-taxable amount of 8.32 euros.

Of these, the administration only accepted the reinforcement of the food subsidy and applied, starting this year, increases of 2% for gross wages between 1,750 and 2,000 euros, 2.5% between 1,500 and 1,749 euros, 3% between 1,250 and 1,459 and 3.5% for those earning up to 1,249 euros gross.

“We are talking about increases in the order of 20, 30 euros”, plus the reinforcement of the food subsidy, pointed out Rodrigo Gonçalves.

Management then reinforced the proposal, which will come into force in April, for gross salaries of up to 1,000 euros, which, given the results that the Impresa group has, will increase to 1,000 euros net, between April 2023 and April 2024.

In April of this year, those salaries will already have an increase of around 15%.

However, according to the CT, this measure creates an “unfair” situation, since it covers workers who have recently joined the company, while those who receive between 1,000 and 1,100 euros, “many people” who have between 10 and 20 years of ‘home’, is not covered by the reinforcement.

Regarding Wednesday’s protest, Rodrigo Gonçalves said that CT has not yet been contacted by the administration, but he hopes that this will happen during the course of this week.

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