ArcelorMittal and unions agree on a three-month ERTE with 90% of the annual gross salary

ArcelorMittal and the UGT, CCOO and USO unions have agreed this Friday night in Etxebarri (Vizcaya) to apply a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) until December 31, 2022, which will guarantee 90% of the annual gross salary.

This agreement, reported by UGT FICA in a press release, establishes that the ERTE be applied to the workforce for each plant based on the drop in production: for Asturias 25% maximum application; Saguntum (40%); Etxebarri (20%); Lesaka (60%), and in Largos (Olaberria-Bergara) 20%.

This file will not be applied in any installation that has 100% production capacity, while for the personnel of transversal services, the application will be a maximum of the percentage of the plant to which they belong.

Regarding the conditions, the company and the unions have agreed that the salary percentage be 90% of the gross annual salary and the 100% for extra pay and vacations. The agreement also includes training, according to what is stated in the Workers’ Statute, and a follow-up commission for it at both local and state levels, according to reports Europe Press.

Given the current scenario of uncertainty, ArcelorMittal first proposed to the unions an ERTE for its plants in Spain, except Condesa, valid until December 2023 and that would affect its 8,300 workers.

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