MIL OSI-C. Mediterranean Region: Portugal
1. In 2017 the OPART Board of Directors (CA) passed the employees of the National Ballet Company (CNB) from 40 to 35 hours a week, keeping the salary they had of 40 hours / week;
2. The remaining OPART workers maintained the 35-hour schedule and the 35-hour salary;
3. Thus, the workers of the CNB had a salary increase equivalent to 10% in relation to all the other OPART workers;
4. This CA determination has no legal basis. A document explaining the lack of legal basis for the determination of the CA OPART of 2017 was delivered today to SCENE STE;
5. A document with three possible scenarios to solve this problem was also handed over today to SCENE STE:
Scenario 1The workers who have been reduced to normal working hours for 35 hours a week return to work 40 hours a week.
Scenario 2The workers whose regular hours of work have been reduced continue to work 35 hours a week, with the necessary reduction of the monthly remuneration.
Scenario 3The workers who have been cut off from their normal working hours return to work 40 hours a week. However, the hours bank would be implemented that would allow these workers to maintain the effective delivery of 35 hours a week, accumulating 5 hours a week in a bank of hours.
Each of the workers can choose each of these scenarios.
6. SCENE STE did not accept any of these scenarios. Only accept a scenario of salary increases higher than 10%;
7. As the Government has already stated, salary increases above 10% are not acceptable, first and foremost because of the injustice it creates within OPART itself;
8. Given the intransigence of CENA STE, the Government has no other solution than to restore legality, and for this reason, it was announced today to CENA STE that, from July 1, workers covered by the reduction will return to the 40-hour weekly scheme.
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